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My mom is convinced this is a new genetic morph or some kind of mutation. I have a two, almost 3 year old male pearl/pied who has kept his female coloured tail, and his ENTIRE set of pearls. He has also kept his "female" face, as his face has not fully filled with yellow. He still has grey spots all around.

As i said, my mom is convinced this is a new or unique mutation. (He does have a single son who is currently almost 40 days old, so we want to see if somehow the mutation continues)

but is it really? has this ever been noticed before?
 

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That could be a new mutation. however, I read somewhere, pearl male can keep pearl feather for a few years. Now, my question is, how about the tail feathers, any mark? Especially the two outside tail feathers.
 

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The face color usually doesn't change for pied males. They can also keep their baby markings for many years, including pearl markings. The pied mutation interferes with the normal color differences between the sexes, so pied males can be very slow to change their markings.
 
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