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Sleepy Winter 4 by Windthin Sleepy Winter 4 by Windthin
Winter is incredibly active for an English budgie, but when she sleeps she just becomes this big ball of fluff slung over wherever she happens to be. This is why English budgies are often nicknamed "perch potatoes." Here she is with the other four; Dandy is readily apparent up top, but Bruce and Sparks are harder to spot.
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Tanadia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao, its so fluffy! How does it even see?
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Windthin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I sometimes wonder that myself, though when she's sleeping she's more fluffed up than when she's moving about.
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Tanadia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought that my little tirion was a fluffy bastard then I stumble upon your bird's pics. Shes like a giant puffy cloud!
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Windthin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh yes.  It's not just that she's an English; we had two other Englishes, and neither was as big or fluffy as her.  I think being all white and gray helps there.
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Tanadia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet shes a lot of fun to snuggle. 
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TheZoMbieMoshPiT Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perch Potatoes! That's the cutest thing ever. lol
Your budgies are lovely. I can't get over how fluffy Winter looks! Too cute! :heart:
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Windthin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh yes. In fact, one of our previous Englishes was named Tater Tot because of that!

English budgies are VERY fluffy. These are the kind you usually see in parakeet shows, and winter's pattern is pretty unique. If you look very closely you can see that she has all of the markings a budgie normally has; the head bars, the necklace, the wing bars, so on, but instead of being in black or some bright color they're all light gray against a white background.

English budgies were bred to be more calm and stoic than normal ones; I half suspect their size and fluffyness was as much to help them get along in the colder climes of England as for show.
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TheZoMbieMoshPiT Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehehe, adorable! :meow:

Gorgeous.
I really, really want an English Budgie now.
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Windthin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
They are wonderful. Look for a mor active one, though; our first two didn't last long, sadly, but Winter is far more active than they were and seems far healthier as a result.
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