What variety / mutation is my parakeet?

Cassrock80

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This is my parakeet Bobby. I've had him for a couple months and I believe he's still pretty young.
I've fallen in love with his light blue color and light grey striping. But I can't seem to find any examples of this coloration online and it has me curious about his variety/mutation or whatever you might call it. Is this rare? Or am I missing something? Any info would be great! I wanna learn about my little friend as much as I can.
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No idea what mutation he is, but i know GORGEOUS when i see it! Welcome to the flock to you and lovely Bobby, we're glad to have you aboard! :)
 

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Since you don't recognize it could it be rare? Or am I just not looking hard enough?
Oh no, I don't recognise it because I am really lousy at picking mutations ;) We do have a number of pretty clued up budgie people on the forums though, MUCH smarter than me, so hopefully one of them will spot your pic and be able to help you :)
 
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Cassrock80

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There are few mutations which have light colors, but I stuck in recognizing 'em... but I've just found a good website and after looking at known by me mutations my suggestion is blue dilute : https://www.budgie-bubble.co.uk/dilute-mutation
You make a good point! Now that I've looked into it a bit, this website https://www.budgie-info.com/budgie-varieties-with-grey-markings.html also mentions the pinkish shade of his feet, and how that's because dilutes can be bread with cinnamon to create different colorations. So that explains why I had a hard time figuring it out!
You nailed it. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Very interesting stuff!
 

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Looks like a dilute mutation to me
The cheeks are very pale and the wings are a pale grey
 

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