How many colors of cockatiels are there?

How many colors of cockatiels are there?

How many colors of cockatiels are there?

The 9 Cockatiel Varieties & Colors.

Which color cockatiel is best?

Some colors, although not rare, are considered highly attractive and that will also drive up their price.

  • Normal (no mutation) Body is grey with white on wings and orange cheek patches.
  • Pearl. Body is covered with a unique pattern of spots.
  • Lutino. Birds produce no melanin.
  • Whiteface.
  • Pied.
  • Yellowface.
  • Cinnamon/Fallow.
  • Silver.

How many types of cockatiels are there?

Whiteface lutino cockatiel
Bronzefallow CockatielAshenfallow CockatielADMpied Cockatiel

How do I know what kind of cockatiel I have?

Both sexes have those broad white bars along the edge of each wing. Females and young cockatiels (before 1st molt) have dull orange cheek patches; their faces are not bright yellow, but more grey with some yellowish infusion. The tail feathers have a white or yellow barring on the underside.

What is the rarest cockatiel mutation?

‘ The Whiteface, then, is the only single mutation in cockatiels which lacks the orange cheek patch in both the male and the female. The Whiteface contrasts with the Normal Grey by producing a much deeper, richer “charcoal” coloration in the melanin pigment.

What is the rarest cockatiel color mutation?

What is the most common type of cockatiel?

The most common type of cockatiel is called the ‘normal grey’. But some types are very rare and highly prized indeed. These rarer types of cockatiels and their unique colors are caused by one or more mutations in the normal pigment-producing genes. Breeders deliberately replicate them because they look good.

Is honey toxic to cockatiels?

Honey is, in fact, listed among the safe people food for cockatiels to enjoy. There are many, many treats available at local pet stores for birds that include honey.

How much does a cockatiel cost monthly?

The cost to feed your cockatiel may depend on the quality of the food and how many birds you have. Budget $10 to $20 per month to be safe….

Food and Supply Costs for Cockatiels
Cost Type Frequency Average Cost
Food and Treats Monthly $10 to $20
Additional Supplies Monthly $5

How can you tell if a white cockatiel is male or female?

That is females will have grey or brown faces, spots under their flight feathers, and barring on their tails and generally have lighter cheek patches. Males will lack the spots and bars but have white or yellow faces and crests.

Can cockatiels eat peanut butter?

Yes, peanut butter can make a healthy as well as a tasty treat for cockatiels as long as they are fed in moderation. Peanut butter is rich in protein, a nutrient that is essential for these birds.