First Described: Originally described by Scottish writer and naturalist Robert Kerr in 1793 as Psittacus hollandicus, the cockatiel (or cockateel) was moved to its own genus, Nymphicus, by Wagler in 1832.
Cockatiels can be bullied by smaller but more dominant birds such as budgerigars (budgies) and most particularly parrotlets (Forpus).However budgerigars may over-preen the cockatiel’s plumage, causing bald spots.
Is My Cockatiel Male or Female? With cockatiels the male and female look the same so it is difficult to decipher their sex until they have been through their first molt at around six to nine months of age.
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The Cinnamon Cockatiel, also known as the Isabelle Cockatiel or the Cinnamon Tiel, is a a sex-linked recessive mutation. It lacks the cool gray found in the common Grey Cockatiel and in many of the other color mutations.
Description: The Cinnamon Cockatiel, also known as the Isabelle Cockatiel or the Cinnamon Tiel, is a a sex-linked recessive mutation. The gene that effects the melanin pigment actually stops the brown pigment from changing to grey or black.
The Australian National Cockatiel Society Inc. FAQ . Why is my bird pulling out her feathers all the time? How do I stop my bird from constant egg laying?
There are three different types of genetic mutations in the Cockatiel. The Sex-linked mutations are Pearl, Cinnamon, Lutino, and Yellow-faced. The Recessive mutations are Pied, Whiteface, Fallow, Recessive Silver and Yellow-cheeked.
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