Have you ever seen a parakeet with strikingly beautiful feathers resembling a flower on its back? If so, you may have wondered why your own budgie doesn’t have such features. Allow us to introduce you to the hagoromo budgie and explain why it has a flower-like appearance on its back.
What is a Hagoromo Budgie?
Hagoromo, also known as Helicopter Japanese budgies, is a mutation of budgies that was first discovered in Japan during the 1960s. The name “hagoromo” was inspired by the Tenin kimono, a garment worn by spiritual Japanese Buddhists that featured feathers on the back, resembling the budgie’s unique appearance.
Hagoromos have feathers on their backs that resemble beautiful flowers and a unique crest on their heads that makes them particularly attractive. The flower on its back is formed by a combination of 15 to 20 petals.
Interestingly, the first hagoromo was produced from another budgie mutation known as the “crest budgie”. The crest budgie has umbrella-like feathers on its head that resemble a crest.
Types of Hagoromo Budgie
As a breeder, you may wonder how different varieties of budgies are created. Well, the process of cross breeding is often used, where one type of budgie is crossed with another.
One popular crossbreed is the hagoromo budgie, which has unique feather patterns on its back that look like flowers.
Breeders from all over the world use this technique to produce different types of hagoromo budgies, including the
- Albino Hagoromo Budgie
- Lutino Hagoromo Budgie
- Fallow Hagorormo Budgie
- English Hagoromo Budgie
- Lacewing Hagoromo Budgie
By crossing hagoromo budgies with other budgies, breeders can create a wide variety of unique budgies with different physical characteristics and patterns.
Albino Hagoromo Budgies
Albino budgies are a variation of blue gene budgies with reduced melanin that gives their body a white appearance, often with red eyes.
When bred with hagoromo budgies, albino hagoromo budgies will display unique characteristics such as a pink cere and legs, a feather crust on their head, and beautiful flower-like feathers on both sides of their back consisting of 15 to 18 petals.
These unique features make albino hagoromo budgies a popular choice among bird enthusiasts and breeders alike.
Lutino Hagoromo Budgies
Lutino hagoromo budgies are a variety of green series birds that exhibit a yellow coloration due to reduced melanin in their bodies. They have a distinctive mono-color yellow plumage and exhibit a reddish-pink eye color along with pink cere and legs.
Like other hagoromo budgies, they also have a feather crest on their head and feature 15 to 18 petal-like feathers on both sides of their back. Lutino hagoromo budgies are highly popular among breeders due to their unique and attractive coloration.
Fallow Hagorormo Budgies
Fallow hagoromo budgies are a unique breed that results from a mutation of the budgie’s eumelanin pigments, resulting in a reddish or white iris ring with brown markings on their feathers.
Fallow hagoromo budgies have a striking appearance, with a round crust on their head and petals of flowers on both sides of their back. This mutation makes them stand out from other hagoromo budgies and is highly sought after by breeders worldwide.
English Hagoromo Budgies
Exhibition budgies, also known as English budgies, are a popular species of parakeet that are often showcased in bird shows due to their adorable appearance.
They are larger in size compared to regular budgies and have longer tails, larger heads, and fluffy feathers on their bodies. English budgies can grow up to 10 to 13 inches in length from head to tail, while normal specie of budgies usually reaches 7 to 7.5 inches.
English hagoromo budgies, a crossbreed of English budgies and hagoromo budgies, have a large round crest on their heads and grey cere with big cheek patches.
In addition to these unique features, they also have petals of the flower on both sides of their back, which add to their striking appearance.
Lacewing Hagoromo Budgies
Lacewing budgies are a type of mutation in budgies that have a resemblance to lutino and albino budgies due to their redeye. However, they stand apart due to the cinnamon brown markings on their head, neck, wings, and tails.
Lacewing hagoromo budgies exhibit a white or yellow color with a fleshy redeye and brown cinnamon markings on their body. In addition, they also have the signature flower and crest on their back.
Prices of Hagoromo Budgies.
Hagoromo Budgies are highly sought after due to their unique and attractive characteristics such as feather crest and flower-like markings on their backs. As a result, these birds typically come with a higher price tag than other types of budgies.
The price of a Hagoromo Budgie can vary depending on its quality, rarity, and mutation.
On average, a standard Hagoromo Budgie can cost anywhere between $200 to $400. However, the price may increase significantly based on the specific mutation of the bird, such as albino, lutino, fallow, or English budgie Hagoromo.
So, if you want to own a Hagoromo Budgie, you should be prepared to pay a premium price for its unique and stunning features.
What Age can Hagoromo Budgies Breed?
Hagoromo Budgies belong to the same parakeet family and have a similar breeding cycle to that of normal budgies.
They are very easy to breed and can be fed the same seed mix as other budgies. These birds typically reach maturity for breeding purposes between 8 to 12 months of age, however, we do not recommend mating and breeding until your parakeet reaches the age of 15 months.
How to Breed Hagoromo Budgies?
When it comes to hagoromo budgies, they are a unique mutation of parakeets that are bred through a process of crossbreeding crested budgies. These birds are highly sought after due to their rarity and high cost.
To produce good quality hagoromo budgies, both parents should ideally be visual hagoromo. If you want to breed hagoromo budgies, one of the parents must be a hagoromo while the other should be a crest double factor budgie.
By following this breeding method, you can potentially receive hagoromo offspring of budgies.