It's not just the spot gene boys that can have yellow on or white feathers on their faces - the girls can have it too, and the girls will keep their markings for life. The boys lose the coloring at maturity and get regular male plumage in its place, the same way that pearl males do.
A question about Gender and colour mutations.
Hello! This is Pete....or possibly Peta. Pete shares a massive cage with one other bird, Pearl. Pearl recently started to lay eggs, but Pete has been acting very strange - he fights Pearl to get into the nesting box (that was put in after the eggs...
I have a young male of 6 month that is molting for the first time.
He's a light pied split to cinnamon, ino, pearl and white face.
Before the molt, he had a normal grey plumage but now he's changing the grey feathers with cinnamon ones.
Furthermore, even the beak changed to a...
Hello all, been a while since I was here last!
I have a white face cinnamon pearl heavy pied male and a pearled normal female.
Last year the surviving chicks were a standard male a cinnamon female, a cinnamon pearl female and a pearled male.
We had another crazy year of way too many eggs (29 so...