1. it is impossible to cross a Bourke with any species (at least they have never been crossbred yet)I have wondered if it would be possible to crossbreed a bourkes parakeet with a budgie to get that pink color. But I have no idea.
——-I did read up and it looks like a bourkes and budgie cross would likely be sterile.
——-I was not saying that such a cross would be a “good idea” but just wondering if it would be possible.
the one on the right is a Lord Derbyan parakeet - it's real
Some budgies are pink/red, but unfortunately they are dyed that way, as it is an impossible mutation
More fakes... (sigh)Fake vs real purple/violet budgies:
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The biggest difference is that real purple budges aren't 100% purple; they are slightly muted or light/blueish.