Scientific Name: Nymphicus hollandicus
Distribution: Australian continent
Weight: 88-178 g
Size: 12-14 inches in length
Distinct Markings: Fifteen different cockatiel color mutations are currently established in aviculture, including grey, pied, pearled, cinnamon, white-faced, lutino, albino (a.k.a. whitefaced lutino) and yellow-cheeked cockatiels. Mutations in captivity have emerged in various colors, some quite different from those observed in nature.
There are many mutations of cockatiels with
varied colours, they are: silvestre, harlequin,
lutino, cinnamon, opaline (pearl), cara black,
silver, fawn, albino (there is a pattern and not
just albino genetic mutations), pastel, silver
and recessive silver dominant.
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