Young 8 week old Cockatiel

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Parrots, Canaries, Finches etc.' started by officerimpala, May 23, 2019.

  1. officerimpala

    officerimpala Hatching

    1
    1
    6
    May 23, 2019
    What mutation is this? And is it a male or female?

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    BigBlueHen53 likes this.
  2. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Songster

    580
    1,301
    207
    Mar 5, 2019
    SE Missouri, USA
    What a beauty!
     
  3. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Songster

    580
    1,301
    207
    Mar 5, 2019
    SE Missouri, USA
    But sorry, I don't know. :(
     
  4. Gorgeous!
     
  5. Serin

    Serin Songster

    272
    1,289
    160
    Feb 3, 2019
    The mutation is anti-dimorphic pied. It is impossible to sex pieds by colour, as the mutation removes all normal distinctions between the male and female even in adulthood. You will have to rely on behavioral cues - after a few months of age the males are more vocal and will whistle and sing. Females are quieter, and if they do make noise, it is only a shrill shriek and very little whistling.
     
    LaughingDove and BigBlueHen53 like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: