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  1. When/how do male cockatiels lose thier pearls?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I'm not entirely certain just how a male cockatiel lose their pearls. Do they lose the pearl spots in a single molt at maturity? Or is it gradual process over several molts/years? I ask because one of my birds, Benny, is a pied-pearl. We don't know exactly how old he is. He's we adopted him...