She's gorgeous! (I'm saying 'she' even though Ricky isn't sure of what gender). Yes, she does look like a 'pearl' patterned cockatiel...and no orange cheek patches at all. I love the amount of white in her feathers. Thanks for posting these photos, Aaron and thanks Ricky for passing them on so we can see her!
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He/she is a beautiful bird. I've not seen that pattern on a cockatiel before, I just see them at the pet store in the usual yellow and grey color. The pattern on the wings is similar to what would be called stencil in pigeons.
Post by rickygonzalez on Jan 5, 2016 22:35:28 GMT -5
I want to thank Aaron for posting these pictures for me. From all the research I have done, she/he is a cinnamon white faced pearl pied. I had never seen one like this in person. I think she's pretty nice. if you guys have any other ideas for names i'd love to hear them.
S/he really is beautiful (you're right about the mutation), and I also love the name Cookie!
I was trying to think what kind of cookie she reminds me of....a Russian Tea Cookie! One of my favorites!
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Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel), Chewy (Quaker) and Lily (Budgie); Bilbo (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish; Camelia aka Cami (Horse); Pork Chop (Guinea Pig) Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, Mantis Shrimp, Fuzzy Lionfish, and Phoenix