The Opaline Challenge
The Opaline variety of budgerigar can be a stunning bird, however, over the years, generally speaking, it has diminished into what can only be described as a mess.
This is the BS colour description of The Opaline;
MASK AND SPOTS:
The mask Buttercup Yellow in the Green series or Clear White in the Blue
series birds to be clear, wide and deep (not cleft) extending beyond large cheek patches containing six large, round evenly spaced black spots.
Each outer spot is partially covered by the base of the cheek patches.
Should extend over the back of the head and merge into the general body colour at a point level with the butt of the wings.
GENERAL BODY COLOUR:
Back, rump, breasts, flanks and underparts to be a solid and even shade throughout.
On cheeks, back of head, neck – minimal. Wings – black, clearly defined and symmetrical on the appropriate body colour.
A clear ‘V’ effect is desirable in the mantle area.
Black with a white iris ring.