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What is he?

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Just curious if someone could explain something to me? So Echo is the palest grey like white with just a touch of grey mixed in. He has no facial markings whatsoever, his head is grey, theres no white nor yellow, and no cheek markings. The only markings he has anywhere are the two white stripes on his wings. The closest I can get to his type is a double factor dominant pastel silver whiteface, but he doesn't have a whiteface, is this because he's young? (13 weeks old) will his markings change? or is he just some really strange mutation? I was under the impression white faces had a white face even as babies...

Theres pics of Echo in my sig, he's actually lighter in colour in real life but otherwise their pretty accurate. Oh and I'm pretty sure he's a boy he chatters away continually and can already speak.
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Okay so if he is male he'll have a bright white face? if he's female he'll stay grey? I haven't meant many tiels so can't be certain on the male, but am under the impression that female teils are very quiet and rarely make noise? Echo won't shut up most of the time.
Hmph, I think I'm wrong on teh pastel silver bit, he is nowhere near as dark as the juvenile they show here....

He looks exactly like the platinum here but with slightly darker beak and feet...

I know Echos a reject from someone who breeds birds for show... but surely it can't be that hard to tell what he is LOL.
This is a lot closer to his colour, but his face isn't as white

Same colour again just without the yellow face...

So would that make him platinum?
Echo was bought from Newcastle in NSW, he was in a cage of various rare mutations so a platinum isn't out of the question. No he hasn't been DNA tested, male is just my gut feeling since from what i've read about females very few talk, and very few seem inclined to give their owner blow by blow accounts of their day in bird language LOL, which is what Echo does every time I get him out in the afternoon. He does have the barred tail and spots on his wings so will be able to tell when he molts.

He could be pied I'm not sure, as he's so pale it's hard to distinguish a few small white feathers LOL.

Actually though just looking at him, he has two teeny white feathers on the back of his neck....
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