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I was at one of my favourite family-run pet stores today, and the guy there rescues cockatiels. He keeps them in a big flight in the backroom. He will sometimes let me back there to visit them. Anyway, there's this one little tiel I've always loved. :love: He is a normal grey, but he has this yellow belly and a yellow bum too. What mutation would this be?

I'll try to take pics next time I'm there...
 

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I think some normal greys do have more yellow showing through on their lower belly and butt. I know Bailee has a very yellow wash over that area, at first glance his body looks all brown because of the pale colour he is, but he's got the yellow patch you're describing.
 

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He doesn't look like Bailee, he's grey with a yellow head, and then a bright yellow burst (as bright as his head) covering his tummy and butt. Its strange. I think I want this little tiel. I saw him a couple months ago and fell in love. :love:

I'm going to ask the guy if I can adopt a tiel from him. I'ld love this little bizarre one. :)

I try to get pics ASAP
 

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He sounds very unique. A grey with a yellow belly, huh? He does sound like a pied, but if you're sure he's not...
 

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I thought pied's were like striped though...??? Or with patches on their wings??

I googled "pied cockatiels" even though I knew what they looked like and not one looked like him..he's like a normal grey. He's odd.

I am going to try to take a pic tommorrow. He is very cute!


Thanks for all your help guys!! I really want him, he is so pretty. :)
 

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He doesn't look like Bailee, he's grey with a yellow head, and then a bright yellow burst (as bright as his head) covering his tummy and butt. Its strange. I think I want this little tiel. I saw him a couple months ago and fell in love. :love:
Yes i know, i was just using Bailee to show the yellow patch. Bailee's a cinny pied not a normal grey. The normal grey i wanted to buy the other day also had the yellow tummy.
 

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Thanks! So do I. :p The guy knows I like birds because I've brought one of my conures in there a couple times. He also takes in homeless kittens and adopts them out. :)
 

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I'm going to wait awhile because I am getting in two rescue GreenCheeked Conures, and then get my tiel after they are settled. Even if I don't get this tiel I am going to try to get a tiel, because they are very cute & smart. :love:
 
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