breeder sell out cockatiels rare colors n pets for sale in Plainwell, Michigan Share it or review it. The last cockatiels were exported from Australia was in 1959. Cinnamon and pearl are both very common mutations. These changes have resulted in the color variations we now have today. Sex-linked colors are passed along on the chromosomes that determine whether the bird is male or female. Light brown markings can be seen on the wings. They have red eyes, pale brown tails, and rosy cheek markings. Think of it as a branching genetic tree – with Green or Blue first, then you might have pied – blue pied or green pied, you might have a Blue American cinnamon or a Green American Cinnamon, et cetera. Public. Timeline Photos. The Sex-linked mutations are Pearl, Cinnamon, Lutino, and Yellow-faced. 3 photos. Mobile Uploads. It is a bird that is a pale grey color, with a heavy yellow ‘wash' giving a distinct green-ish tone. Profile Pictures. 7 … The Dominant mutations are Dominant Silver and Dominant Pastel-Face Olive is a relatively rare mutation, and hardly seen outside of a breeders aviary or a show. 16. Lastly, we have sex-linked colors. This is the opposite of humans. A mutation is defined as a spontaneous change in the genetic code. Updated about 8 years ago. Worldwide there are currently Twenty-Two (22) known mutations. Blue is the “ground color” mutation – you can have many mutations that vary based on whether the bird is “green” or “blue”. These birds are basically Opalines with extremely good coloring. Rare colors tend to be those only available in Australia (due to export laws regarding native species) so Australian Platinum would be fairly rare. There are three different types of genetic mutations in the Cockatiel. Cream face (not to be confused with yellow cheek or pastel face) which is a new mutation (last few years) is also considered rare. Other Albums. Rare all yellow cockatiel. Available color variants include Lutino, Pearl, Cinnamon, Pied, Silver, and Whiteface (mutation photos can be viewed on this webpage) and appear both singly and in combinations such as lutino pearl, whiteface pied, and the very rare whiteface lutino which is the technical term for albino cockatiels. All cockatiels, excluding the normal grey, are mutations. The Recessive mutations are Pied, Whiteface, Fallow, Recessive Silver and Yellow-cheeked. There is a wide variation in the shades of the olive mutation, some being very pale and others quite a dark olive color. Feb 5, 2018 - Budgies of the less common varieties and colours. Lutino, which is responsible for the white Cockatiel, is a sex-linked color. 15 photos. They exhibit strikingly brilliant colors in either white or yellow. They are rare because most breeding programs follow the need for Opalines. Female Cockatiels’ sex chromosomes are XY, whereas males are XX. The ones in pet stores are usually bird mill bred at random. 8. 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