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It's not about having the rarest or most exotic parrotlet -
It's about having the very best quality parrotlet.
Many aviaries are breeding genetic train wrecked mutations, It is extremely important now more than ever to know your breeder! it can make the difference between a little bird living 5 to 6 years compared to a genetically healthy bred baby living 15 to 20 years.



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Pacific Parrotlet Mutations

Note - information: - The below color mutations are only to be used as a guideline to help you and are subject to different breeders and standards. Because we now have over 50 different actual visual shades and colors of Parrotlets and no regulatory association making the color standards, I have decided to use the color mutations I have posted below in my aviary so that I can have a regular standard to follow for now. If you are a serious breeder And collector of rare Parrotlets the mutations listed below may help you when it comes time to list the colors you have. As time progresses different colors and mutations will come into play and will be added to the below list. Many of the mutation classification names listed are in dispute by breeders. Some claim that many of the mutations do not even exist. Hopefully this list over time and with the help of other breeders will turn into an accurate parrotlet mutation list. LuckyFeathers is not associated or affiliated with any other breeders nor any of the breeder credit links on this page.  If you are a breeder of rare parrotlets please send us photos so that we can keep the list updated. I will add a link to your website. Contribute

NOTE - Google Images Search provided many of the photos below as examples of different color mutations.  LuckyFeathers - Copyright use policy  2003 to present          
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Mutation names will be listed primary color first - splits & secondary colors after.
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Albino Parrotlet
American Dark Factor
American White Parrotlet
American White Pied Parrotlet
American Yellow Parrotlet
American Yellow Fallow

Blue Parrotlet
Blue Dilute Parrotlet
Blue
Faded Pied Parrotlet
Blue Fallow Parrotlet
Blue Fallow Misty Pied
Blue Fallow Turquoise Pied
Blue Grey-Back Parrotlet
Blue Grey-Back Fallow Parrotlet -
Blue Lutino Parrotlet
Blue Misty Parrotlet -
Blue
Pastel Parrotlet
(Marbled)
Blue Pied Parrotlet

Blue Pied Fallow Parrotlet
Blue White-Head Parrotlet

Cinnamon Parrotlet

Clean Green Parrotlet
Cobalt Blue Parrotlet -
Cobalt Blue Pastel Parrotlet -
Creamino Parrotlet
Dark Factor Blue Parrotlet -
Dark Factor Blue Pastel Parrotlet -
Dark Factor Blue Pied Parrotlet -
Dark Factor Blue Fallow -
DD Blue Parrotlet (Mauve) -
European Yellow
Essential Green
Euwing Pieds

Freckled  Parrotlet

Grey Parrotlet
Grey Green Parrotlet -
Green Parrotlet
             * Essential Green or Clean Green
Green Fallow Parrotlet
Green Grey-Back Parrotlet
Green Misty Parrotlet -
Green Olive Parrotlet
Green Pastel Parrotlet
(Marbled)
Green Pastel Fallow (Marbled)
Green Pied Parrotlet

Halfsider Parrotlet
Isabelle Parrotlet
Leucistic Parrotlet -
Lutino Parrotlet

Mauve Parrotlet
Mauve Cinnamon Parrotlet

Mauve Fallow
Misty Parrotlet Mutations (All) -
Olive
Parrotlet
Slate Parrotlet
Snow
Parrotlet
Turquoise Parrotlet

Turquoise Fallow Parrotlet
Turquoise Dilute Parrotlet
Turquoise Dilute Fallow Parrotlet
Turquoise Pastel Parrotlet (Marbled)
Turquoise Pied Parrotlet
Turquoise Pied Fallow Parrotlet


Mutation Breeding Info
Single Split Mutation Breeding
Double Split Mutation Breeding

Turquoise Mutation Breeding

Blue Dilute Breeding
Dark Factor Breeding

Turquoise Tinted Parrotlet
True-Blue Parrotlet
True-Turquoise Parrotlet
White Parrotlet
White-Faced Lutino Parrotlet
White Cinnamon Pied
White Cinnamon Fallow Pied
White Lutino
White Pastel Pied
 (Marbled)
White Pied Parrotlet

White Turquoise Pied  (Marbled)
Yellow Parrotlet
Yellow Dilute Parrotlet

Yellow Fallow Parrotlet

Yellow Pied Parrotlet
Yellow-Front Pastel Parrotlet

Yellow-Front Pied Parrotlet
Yellow-Head Pacific Parrotlet
Yellow Pastel Parrotlet
(Marbled)

More Color Mutations
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Glossary - Terms - Definitions 
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Parrotlet Genetics
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Punnett's Square &
Mutation Breeding Info


The former IPS Recognized Pacific Parrotlet Color Mutations  Click Here
Breeding Recessive mutations using Punnett's Square            Click Here
 
To add photos, request a color mutation be added or correct any identification mistakes I may have made.  Also I am in need of dark factor photos. Please Contribute Your Information, together we can create a resource for parrotlet breeders all over the world. Breeder Credit Links will be added for any information you contribute. In my experience it has been almost impossible to get breeders to work together or to even contribute information. Because of this much of the information I find may be in dispute, However in an attempt to at least get all of the information that is available and can be found onto one website we will have to deal with some of the mistakes and wrong classifications. Just over the last few months of studying parrotlet genetics I am amazed at the misinformation I have been told and using over the years. Contribute
 
Different Species Of Parrotlets
Black Billed Parrotlet
Blue-fronted Parrotlet

Blue Winged Parrotlet
Dusky-Billed Parrotlet
Golden-tailed Parrotlet:
Green-Rumped Parrotlet
Lilac-Tailed Parrotlet

Mexican Parrotlet
Red-fronted Parrotlet
Most of these are not
Available In
the USA

Parrotlet Genetics and Proper Genetic
 Pairing Section Coming Soon.

Red Winged Parrotlet
Sapphire-Rumped Parrotlet
Scarlet-shouldered parrotlet
Schomburk's Parrotlet
Sclater's Parrotlet
Seven-colored Parrotlet
Spectacled Parrotlet

Spotted Parrotlet
Yellow-Faced Parrotlet


Albino Parrotlet:  
Really they are false albinos - Albino  / Albinism
Also called: White Lutino Parrotlets, White-Faced Lutinos, Blue Lutinos

A white Parrotlet with red eyes. We call them Albino. However they are actually white lutinos. A true Albino parrotlet would be extremely rare. White lutino males are visually indistinguishable from white lutino females unless held under a blacklight, blue becomes lightly evident (false albino) In a true albino you would see no other colors or hue. DNA sexing can also be used to tell male from female in white lutinos.
The white lutino (Albino) Parrotlet is produced from a double-split pairing using Lutino and Blue instead of American Yellow and Blue.


For other white parrotlets see
American White or White Parrotlet
 

#1  #2 #3

Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search
Photo #3 Courtesy of:
ParrotletAviary.com

The Albino Gene (True Albinism) - The albino gene (true albinism gene) can be inherited from the parents and it can also be produced by double split pairing (false albino). It is also a recessive gene. Many breeders will say that a bird can not be split to Albino and many breeders do believe it can in fact be split to albino (called INO for short) or carry the albinism gene.
The confusion we have with the albino is because they are not true albinos. We know that true albinos can be inherited by a single gene, thus something can be split to albino (true albino)  False albino is actually a white lutino and it is produced by double split pairing using Lutino and Blue instead of American Yellow and Blue
.

Blacklight Testing: Albinos can be held under a blacklight in a dark room in order to tell male from female. Under the blacklight a male will have a soft blue cast of color down the wings and on the lower rump area of his back in between his wings. A female will show no cast or shades of blue in these areas. The only way to be 100% sure is to send a few of the feathers off to the lab to have them DNA tested. I do offer this service for my baby albinos if requested. Check with your breeder to see if they also offer the DNA testing. If you are looking for an albino for breeding you will want to be 100% sure of the sex.

For more info on Albino see   Albino  / Albinism

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $175  to  $650

LuckyFeathers Average Price $355  to  $495

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Blue Parrotlet: 
Also called - True Blue    

 Color can be light powder blue, Dark Blue to turquoise. They are a dark eyed mutation. Males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area. There are many different shades of the blue Parrotlet. Other blue classification colors include the Turquoise Tinted and the Turquoise Parrotlet. The Turquoise Tinted parrotlet is classified as a blue however its full body color is actually turquoise and looks nothing like the true blue parrotlets in the photos below. The Turquoise Parrotlet or also called True Turquoise is also a blue bird except it has a green forehead.

  #1  #2  #3  #4

#5  #6  #7  #8  #9

#10  #11*

 

*Photo #11 - Notice how true blue this baby is. We now have so many different shades of blue all falling into the single blue classification as just normal blues, However it does not take a rocket scientist to view these babies and be able to tell they are different colors of blue. Sky Blues, True Blues, Cobalt's, Dark Blues, Royal Blues and many others. In my aviary they will be classified under the blue classification - However I will be labeling them the visual layman color that they appear as to give each baby credit for its very own beautifulness!

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $150  to  $365

LuckyFeathers Average Price $235  to  $295

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Blue Dilute Parrotlet:      
AKA: (also called) American White
Also See:
Breeding Blue Dilutes
Also See:
Pastel -vs- Dilute 

I personally believe this to be one of the most beautiful colors of parrotlets being produced. As the bird gets a little bit older the blue becomes even more beautiful with blue streaks over each eye and a cast of pale blue running down the sides of each wings. They have wonderful personalities and are so very smart.

Combination of the dilute and blue mutations. Light, sky blue with patches of white. Dark eyes and males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area. This color is also called American White by many breeders in the USA. Other breeders simply go by the color of the actual bird. If it has a small cast of blue but looks white they call it American White, If it has an obvious blue color to its body they call it Blue Dilute.
NOTE:  If the bird has a grey or dark lace-wing effect on the wings it is not a dilute but in fact a pastel/
marbled. The only difference between dilute and pastel/marbled is the lace-wing effect.

  #1  #2  #3  #4*

 #5*

 

Some Photos Courtesy of:
Google images search

*Photo #4 &#5 Notice the lace pattern on the wing. This grey scalloping scalloping pattern pattern makes the difference between a dilute and a pastel/marbled.  If the bird has the lace pattern like it shows in this photo it is a pastel/marbled. With no lace pattern it is a dilute. The bird in this photo is not a dilute - it is a pastel/marbled. This is a photo of a different mutation color, however the pattern will be the same on any of the pastel/marbled birds. I have posted this photo here to show you what to look for when trying to decide if your bird is pastel/marbled or dilute.

Originally bred by Dr. Rainer Erhart, a prominent parrotlet breeder, this dark-eyed bird has a rump and dark blue flight feathers. Markings are noticeably present on its wings, back, eyes and rump. Breeding an American yellow to a blue produces first-generation offspring in a double-split genetic pairing, and then breeding the first generation to another double split gives rise to the second generation, the American white.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $185  to  $500

LuckyFeathers Average Price $250  to  $355

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Blue Faded Pied Parrotlet:    

Different blue mutations such as the blue faded pied have started showing up in many aviaries. The blue faded pied was first documented in Europe back around 2008. Dark eyes and males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area. This mutation is now showing up in the USA. I have had several hatched in my own Aviary (LuckyFeathers) As babies they look like a regular blue and white pied. It is not until they are older and have been through a molt or two that the grey really starts to show up on the bird. This is a very beautiful new color mutation. it is believed that the grey is a result of the bloodline having the Lucida Parrotlet DNA in the background.

#1. #2. #3. #4. #5.

#6. #7.

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Alice Ferrante
Some Photos Courtesy of:
Google images search

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $250  to  $490

LuckyFeathers Average Price $285  to  $395 (rare)

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Blue Fallow Parrotlet:  

Combination of blue and fallow. Blue Parrotlet with red eyes and males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.
Blue fallow parrotlets come in different shades of blue with red eyes.

The blue fallow color mutation is a double gene mutation. Like the American White parrotlet, it is the result of breeding double split parrotlets. Pairs of parrotlets that are double split to blue and yellow can produce American White parrotlets. Pairs of parrotlets that are double split to blue and fallow can produce blue fallow parrotlets.
Fallow parrotlets were originally only green with red eyes. But now are available in many different colors.
The blue fallow is a light greyish blue with the red eyes from the fallow gene.

#1   #2  #3  #4

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Alice Ferrante

Breeding Fallows - Some General Information

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $250  to  $600

LuckyFeathers Average Price $275  to  $395

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Blue Fallow Misty Pied EF / Double Factor: 

See Misty Parrotlet Mutations

 


Blue Grey-Back Parrotlet:    
Blue Gray-Back Parrotlet:    ----  Blue Gray-Back Fallow is the  same bird but with red eyes

First documented in Europe this color is now available in the USA. Many breeders still classify this as just a Blue Parrotlet. However, with so many different shades of blue many breeders are now classifying the different colors of blue.  This beautiful color is thought to come from mixing the blue with the Lucida parrotlet someplace in the birds background. The Blue grey-back parrotlet may not have or show any grey as a baby or young adult. The grey starts to show up after the birds first adult molting in most cases. The color is considered to be rare. The Blue Grey-Back also comes in fallow (red-eyes) and in Pied * In the Pied color it is called Blue Faded Pied Parrotlet  They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

#1

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $150  to  $365

LuckyFeathers Average Price $235  to  $295

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Blue Pastel Parrotlet: / Marbled     
Pastel -vs- Dilute

 Similar to dilute-blue i.e., sky blue coloring with dark eyes and males retain blue markings. Can be differentiated from dilute-blue by ‘lacewing’ type of pattern across wings. Birds with no lace wing pattern are not pastel/
marbled. With no lacewing pattern see dilutes such as Blue Dilute or American White. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

  #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 

 #6
#7  #8*  #9*

Here is another very good example of a Blue Pastel Parrotlet
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)

 

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search

*Photo #8 & #9 Notice the lace pattern on the wing. This grey scalloping pattern makes the difference between a dilute and a pastel/marbled.  If the bird has the lace pattern like it shows in this photo it is a pastel/marbled. With no lace pattern it is a dilute. The bird in this photo is not a dilute - it is a pastel/marbled. This is a photo of a different mutation color, however the pattern will be the same on any of the pastel/marbled birds. I have posted this photo here to show you what to look for when trying to decide if your bird is pastel/marbled or dilute.
 

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $180  to  $395

LuckyFeathers Average Price $255  to  $350

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Blue Pied Parrotlet:  
Blue with white feathers scattered over the body and head. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

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#5  #6  #7*  #8*

 

Photo #7, #8 Courtesy of: Shonnie birds

*Photo #7, #8  Heavy Blue Pied

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $200  to  $450

LuckyFeathers Average Price $275  to  $375

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Blue Pied Fallow:   (Lucida Influence) 
AKA: Blue Lucida Heavy Pied

#1  #2

 

Photo #1  Courtesy of: ParrotletAviary.com

Breeding Fallows - Some General Information

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $300  to  $550

LuckyFeathers Average Price $375  to  $475  ( unavailable at this time )

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Blue White-Head Parrotlet:   

The body of the bird is a beautiful blue or powder blue with white feathers covering the head.
This color of parrotlet is very rare and maybe even unavailable anyplace. The only parrotlet breeder
(that I know of) who has produced this color is Sandee Molenda (retired breeder) with the Parrotlet Ranch in California. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

#1 #2

 

Photos Courtesy of: The Parrotlet Ranch

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Cinnamon Parrotlet: (Recessive)  
- Was also known as Isabelle in Europe (not sure if this is still correct).
 Light yellow with more beige and green than fallow. Eyes are deep ruby red.
Visually the color can be described as green but with a brown cast overall. Cinnamon is the only sex linked parrotlet mutation as of now. Isabelle was one of the first Pacific Parrotlet color mutations in Europe. Also known as "cinnamon" in the USA. The decrease in melanin production could turn out to be an important factor in making new combinations.

Update: A new mutation is also carrying the name Cinnamon here in the US. This new mutation looks nothing like the original cinnamon you see below in photo #1,  In my opinion this new cinnamon mutation looks more like a mauve parrotlet. Many breeders are actually calling it a Mauve Cinnamon.  We also have a new mutation called White Cinnamon.

#1

 

Also see - White Cinnamon Pied
Also see -
White Cinnamon Fallow Pied

Photos Courtesy of: The Parrotlet Ranch & Brian Nielson

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Cinnamon Parrotlet: (Sex Linked)  
- Also known as "Pallid" in Europe. Similar in appearance to the recessive cinnamon or Isabelle (see above) but the first known sex linked mutation. And was given the name Pallid in Europe countries. In the USA we generally call them all Cinnamon.

 

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Creamino Parrotlet:  & Fallow Creamino               


FALLOWS:
With Red or Ruby Eyes = Fallow
Also called:  White Fallow Creamino Parrotlet
Also called:  Creamino Fallow Parrotlet

For PIED see -
White Turquoise Pied

The Creamino Parrotlet is a beautiful parrotlet that has both Albino and Lutino colors with red eyes.
I know of one breeder in NY who has this mutation available. This beautiful bird is for sure going to gain popularity across the word. The Creamino Parrotlet looks a lot like the Creamino Linnie. It could be described as a white bird with patches or shades of yellow mixed over the body with a yellow forehead and cheeks. The Creamino Parrotlet is being produced as a single and double factor mutation.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5*  #6

 

Photos Courtesy of: ParrotletAviary.com

*Photo #5 This is a photo of a double factor Creamino Pacific Parrotlet.
Photos 1-4 are photos of a single factor Creamino Pacific Parrotlet.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $400  to  $800 each

LuckyFeathers Average Price $395  to  $595

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Dark Factor Blue Parrotlet:  
Also called: Cobalt, Dark Blue or DF = Dark Single Factor
Also See:  Dark Factor Genetics
Also See:  Breeding Dark Factor Mutations

Cobalt is not really a mutation; it is the commercial name for a combination of mutations. The correct name is Dark Blue. It combines one dominant allele of Dark with two recessive alleles for Blue. If there are two Dark alleles and two Blues alleles the bird is known as Mauve.

 

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $235  to  $365

LuckyFeathers Average Price $285  to  $349

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Dark Factor Blue Fallow Parrotlet:  
Also called: Cobalt, Dark Blue or DF = Dark Single Factor
Also See:  Dark Factor Genetics
Also See:  Breeding Dark Factor Mutations



More information will be posted soon.

Photo #A (off-site link opens in new window)
Photo #B
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General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $250  to  $600

LuckyFeathers Avera
ge Price $425 to $525 when available

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Dark Factor Blue Pastel Parrotlet:  
Also called: Cobalt, Dark Blue or DF = Dark Single Factor
Also See:  Dark Factor Genetics
Also See:  Breeding Dark Factor Mutations

 

Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $300  to  $500 each

LuckyFeathers Average Price $395  to  $595

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Dark Factor Blue Pied Parrotlet: 

 

Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $300  to  $500 each

LuckyFeathers Average Price $395  to  $595

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Freckled  Parrotlet:  
This is a beautiful color. The pacific Freckled is a mix of blue, turquoise, black and grey. The color is believed to officially fall under the blue classification. It is a very rare color and is one of the most beautiful new colors or color patterns to be produced. It is believed to officially not be classified as a color but a feather pattern.  More Info & Details
They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

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The Freckled Parrotlet
I am calling them Freckled in my aviary - other breeders may call them something else. We already have a Spotted Parrotlet and a  Spectacled Parrotlet, So I picked Freckled to use with my birds as to not confuse these with any of the other species or colors of Parrotlets. But remember - these are pacific species with maybe some of the Lucida species in the background over 4 generations ago. The Lucida would have to have been  4 to 5 generations in the past because I have 3 generations of this color myself and have not bred any Lucida into this color mutation.

 

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $

LuckyFeathers Average Price $390  to  $595 (males)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $350  to  $525 (females)

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Gray Parrotlet or Grey Parrotlet:   
Sometimes this color is mistaken for Mauve

Grey or Gray Parrotlet - Until recently this color was only found in Europe. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark almost black markings on the wings and rump area.

The grey color mutation is a double gene mutation. It is produced from breeding pairs of parrotlets that are double split to grey green & blue.

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General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $0 to  $0

Not able to find any - very rare color in the USA
LuckyFeathers Average Price $0  to  $0  Unavailable

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Grey Green Parrotlet: 
 

The grey green color mutation is a single gene mutation. Like the blue and American yellow, it is not created from a combination of other color mutations.

 

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $0 to  $0

LuckyFeathers Average Price $0  to  $0  Unavailable

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Green Parrotlet:  
AKA: (Also Called) Normal Color, Wild Color & natural Green

Note: Green is the wild color or natural color of these birds and is not a mutation.
However many green birds (most of them) are not pure wild type and are now carriers of different mutations.
For Information on Essential Green or Clean Green - Click Here


The normal in the wild color of the Parrotlet. It was from this color that breeders developed all of the other colors listed below. Many greens have a cast of yellow over the full body or in parts. We now have many different shades of green parrotlets. They are the normal (original) color of the parrotlet. Because of the many new colors that have been developed the greens have become hard to find in many areas of the USA. Clean Greens are now rare and are very hard to find.  Just because a parrotlet is green does not mean that it is a clean green or carry the color mutations DNA.
What is a clean green? A clean green is a green parrotlet with no other color mutations in its background or bloodline. Many breeders and some vets now believe that the color mutations (blues, yellows, pieds, ect.) do not live as long as the clean green parrotlet. Here at LuckyFeathers I have a clean green breeding program that I call my Essential Greens - I have several pairs of breeders that are 3rd, 4th, 5th and now 6th generation Essential Green. I do not always have babies available so make sure to get on my waiting list if you are wanting an Essential Green parrotlet. They are beautiful birds and are as close to the original wild type parrotlet that you can find. Because they are rare and I have a very limited supply of babies they do cost a little more than a regular green.  Waiting List

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*Photo #6 This little green boy is wearing a flight jacket harness. Many bird owners use these in place of clipping the birds wings.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $75  to  $295

LuckyFeathers Average Price $225  to  $255 (green males)
LuckyFeathers Average Price 
*$95  to  $225 (green females)

 3 to 5 generations of clean green
LuckyFeathers Average Price $250  to  $295 (males or females) 

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Essential Green: 
Also called by some breeders: Clean Green, Complete Green, True Green, Natural Green, Aviary Green and a few other terms.

Also called clean green by some breeders, However since most breeders can not guarantee the pureness of the green DNA back more than a few generations of natural green to green only breeding, I have chosen to call my purest green line of parrotlets Essential Green. I currently have bred 6 generations of natural green pacific babies. By my personal standards a bird will be called Essential Green after 3 generations of green breeding. Meaning the 4th generation of babies will be called Essential Green.  It would be acceptable to call a bird clean green only after 8 generations of natural green breeding by my personal standards, However even after 8 generations of natural green breeding there is no way of knowing if a color mutation was present for example 10 or even 14 generations in the past. Different breeders will call their green line something else, for example some breeders are using Clean Green, True Green, Natural Green and a few other names. My advise when looking for a pure line of green is to ask the breeder how many generations of green is accounted for. In my belief to be somewhat safe I would suggest at least 3 generations of green breeding in order to be classified as Essential Green.

Definition of Essential: 
Being such by its very nature or in the highest sense known ; natural

Definition of Clean: 
Free From, Uncontaminated or pure

LuckyFeathers Green Breeding Standards:
3 generations or less of natural green breeding - Green Parrotlet
3 to 8 generations of natural green breeding - Essential Green
8 generations or more of natural breeding - Clean Green /
and possibly still classified as Essential Green
Wild Caught Green Bird Breeding - True Clean Green

*Note - Different breeders will use different terms for their green line of parrotlets. The above standards and the term Essential Green is only my personal aviary standard and not recognized by an official bird club that I am aware of and I am not even sure if anyone else is using this term. However anyone is welcome to use it as far as I am concerned. However I ask that you please not classify a green parrotlet as an Essential Green unless it was produced from parents with 3 or more generations of natural green to green breeding.
 

True Clean Greens are now rare and are very hard to find and some breeders say they are not available at all in the USA.  Just because a parrotlet is green does not mean that it is a true clean green or does not carry any of the color mutations in its DNA. Breeding two green parrotlets together may produce green babies and in fact some of those babies may very well be true clean greens, However the only way to know for 100% sure is to have DNA testing done. I am not sure what that would cost but assume it would be very expensive.

3 to 5 generations of clean green
LuckyFeathers Average Price $250  to  $295 (males or females) 

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Green Fallow Parrotlet:     
They have red eyes and the males retain blue markings on the wings and rump area.

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Photo #B (off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #C (off-site link opens in a new window)

 

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Breeding Fallows - Some General Information


General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $265 to $450

LuckyFeathers Average Price $395  to  $495  Unavailable most of the time - Very rare color

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Green Pastel Fallow:  / Marbled        
Pastel -vs- Dilute

Red eyed green
pastel/marbled

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Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #B  (off-site link opens in a new window)

 

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Breeding Fallows - Some General Information

*Photo #2 & #3 Notice the lace pattern on the wing. This grey scalloping pattern makes the difference between a dilute and a pastel/marbled.  If the bird has the lace pattern like it shows in this photo it is a pastel/marbled. With no lace pattern it is a dilute. The bird in this photo is not a dilute - it is a pastel/marbled. The bird in photo #2 is not a green fallow pastel/marbled, however the pattern will be the same on any of the pastel/marbled birds. I have posted this photo here to show you what to look for when trying to decide if your bird is pastel/marbled or dilute.


General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $0 to  $0
Not able to find any - very rare color in the USA

LuckyFeathers Average Price $450  to  $495  Unavailable most of the time - Very rare color

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Green Grey-Back Parrotlet:  
Green Gray-Back Parrotlet: Green Parrotlet with dark gray overcast on back of wings.
They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

 

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $75  to  $295

LuckyFeathers Average Price $225  to  $250

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Green Olive Parrotlet:   
 (aka: Green Darkfactor, See Olive Parrotlet )

They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

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Photo #A (off-site link opens in new window)

 

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $

(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $390  to  $595 ( very rare for me to have one available)

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Green Pastel Parrotlet: / Marbled           
Also called European Yellow:
Pastel -vs- Dilute

This is a very beautiful color. European Yellow or (aka) green pastel/
marbled is sometimes confused with the American Yellow because they can look so much alike. The best way to describe some green pastel/marbled birds is to say that they look just like an American yellow except they have a slight green cast of color over the yellow. We do have different shades of green pastel/marbled and some times it is very easy to tell the difference between the two colors. Even with my years of experience I sometimes get it wrong. Very young babies that have their first set of feathers are sometimes the hardest ones to tell the difference between. For example photo #3 below to a few breeders looked like an American yellow but in fact is a green pastel/marbled. I do have both American Yellow and Green pastel/marbled babies from time to time. Both colors are rare and hard to find. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

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Here is a beautiful example of a Green Pastel with nice lace patterns on the wings
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #B 
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Photo #C  (off-site link opens in a new window)

 

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*Photo #4 & #5 Notice the lace pattern on the wing. This grey scalloping pattern makes the difference between a dilute and a pastel/marbled.  If the bird has the lace pattern like it shows in this photo it is a pastel/marbled. With no lace pattern it is a dilute. The bird in this photo is not a dilute - it is a pastel/marbled. The bird in photo #4 is not a green pastel/marbled, however the pattern will be the same on any of the pastel/marbled birds. I have posted this photo here to show you what to look for when trying to decide if your bird is pastel/marbled or dilute.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $180  to  $395

LuckyFeathers Average Price $255  to  $350

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Green Pied Parrotlet:  
Green bird with yellow feathers scattered over the body and head. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area. These are one of the most beautiful colors of parrotlets. Pieds come in different colors, However the green pied is always a beautiful green and yellow. And of course the males will have blue on the wings and rump. One beautiful bird!

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Another beautiful Green Pied Parrotlet Example
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)

 

Photos 3, 4 Courtesy of: Alice Ferrante
Photo #5 Courtesy of: ParrotletAviary.com
Photo #6 Courtesy of: Shonnie birds
 

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $200  to  $550

LuckyFeathers Average Price $275  to  $475

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Halfsider Parrotlet:  

A parrotlet that is one color mutation on one side of its body and another color mutation on the other side of its body. It is very rare.

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Photo #1 Courtesy of: ParrotletAviary.com

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $0  to  $0  (unavailable)

LuckyFeathers Average Price $0  to  $0   (unavailable)

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Lutino Parrotlet:  

Lutino (two variants: one w/ white markings where blue should be and
the other completely yellow; both red eyes; Poland to Germany; 1985; to USA; AR)


Bright yellow Parrotlet with red eyes. Males have white instead of blue markings on the wings and rump area. Most lutino Parrotlets need to be DNA sexed. Some breeders are able to put the birds under black UV lighting and tell the sex by looking at the color. I recommend having the bird feather DNA sexed to be sure. If you have a solid yellow bird that does not have red eyes - it is not a lutino. Lutino birds must have red eyes. See other yellows American Yellow Yellow Parrotlet
- A parrotlet can be split to Lutino. Many breeders are now calling the split for Lutino or Albino (ino) because both words lutino and albino have ino in the spelling of the words. Many breeders believe a bird can not be split to Albino, However some leading breeders in Europe disagree and are saying that the Albino and Lutino are both from the same DNA parts and are just calling it INO for short. It is a recessive mutation so both parents need to be at least split for lutino to get lutino babies.

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*Photo #1 Courtesy of: LittleTweet.com

Some Photos Courtesy of: Alice Ferrante

The Lutino debate: Many breeders state that only a male can be split to lutino and a female can not be split to lutino. In other words a female will either get the gene from the parents and visually be a lutino or get no part of the gene at all and cannot be split to lutino. On the other hand many different breeders state that the lutino is autosomal recessive and a female can in fact be a carrier of the mutation and be split. I found one university study that supported the case that a female can inherit the gene and not be a visual lutino. I personally do not have any clue as to what is correct after reading up on both claims.  I do know from my personal experience that a couple of my green females (father was a lutino) seemed to carry the gene and did produce lutino babies. So at this time If you see a female advertised as split to Lutino on my website or another breeders website you should just assume that simply means one of the parents was a lutino. Always ask the breeder to sure of what they are talking about.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $175  to  $650

LuckyFeathers Average Price $325  to  $495

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Mauve Parrotlet:     
Also called: Slate Parrotlet and DD Blue
Also See:  Dark Factor Genetics
Also See:  Breeding Dark Factor Mutations


A beautiful color that appears black, dark blue or grey, However in Europe they have have classified this color as Mauve. The Mauve Parrotlet is produced from a blue parrotlet that has two dark factor genes giving it a deep dark blue-black color appearance. Mauve is not technically a color mutation because it actually effects the feather DNA. The difference is that mutations affect the pigment color at the core of the feather.

*If there are two Dark alleles and
two Blues alleles the bird is known as Mauve.*

They have d
ark eyes and the males have dark almost black markings in the underwing coverts.

Update: The New International Name for this mutation is DD Blue.  Here in the states breeders are still calling them Mauve. Many times they are confused as Cinnamons. 

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Photo #A  (off-site link opens in new window)
Photo #B  (off-site link opens in new window)
Photo #C  (off-site link opens in new window)

Photo #1 Courtesy of: Hayley with parrotletsuk.com

Some Photos Courtesy of: google images search

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $
(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price  ( very rare - not available)
 

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Mauve Cinnamon Parrotlet: 
 

Photo #A (off-site link opens in new window)


General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )  
 

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Olive Parrotlet:  
aka: Green Olive Parrotlet or American Dark Factor
Also See:  Dark Factor Genetics
Also See:  Breeding Dark Factor Mutations


They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

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Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search

The (aka: Olive) American dark factor has olive green plumage intermingling with brown. Its flight feathers are darkly hued to almost black and it's the most recent Pacific parrotlet mutation conceived by breeders. Molting processes render the mostly olive green plumage of the young even darker in older birds. This particular breed is produced when a normal green parrotlet is bred with a blue one, and then the first offspring is rebred with another unrelated double split. A double split is any breed that has dual coloration. Successful breeding with existing blue mutations will yield cobalt blue progeny.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $
(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $390  to  $595 ( very rare for me to have one available)
 

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Turquoise Parrotlet:   
 Also called *True Turquoise OR Turquoise Green Head
Turquoise Genetics

  A genetically incomplete blue with both green and blue markings; face is usually green with a blue body. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.  Notice the green on top of the head, this is what makes them a true turquoise. The True Turquoise was the first turquoise color mutation. Later came the turquoise dilutes, pastel/marbled and pied.

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Here is a beautiful example of a young Turquoise Parrotlet .
Notice the green tint on the forehead.
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Alice Ferrante

*True Turquoise
Turquoise Genetics
A few years back around 2010 I started to notice that the turquoise color seemed to be taking over everything and blending in with regular blues and greens. It is a very strong gene. In order to tell the difference between all of these new shades of blue turquoise birds I started to coin the names True Turquoise and Turquoise Tinted. A true turquoise will appear to be a regular blue bird with a patch of green feathers on the top of the forehead. These are the true turquoise parrotlets. Another beautiful color that has started to show up in my aviary several years back was an actual turquoise bird. Called turquoise tinted as to not confuse it with the true turquoise. The turquoise tinted parrotlet will have a full body color casted with turquoise all over. For example see photo #5 above. This is not a blue bird and this is not a true turquoise (blue with green forehead) NO this birds full body is a cast of turquoise. A beautiful bird in fact and hard to find. Here at LuckyFeathers we produce both true turquoise parrotlets and Turquoise Tinted Parrotlets.

*Photo #5 above is not what I call a True Turquoise Parrotlet. This birds full body color is a shade of Turquoise (not blue) so i classify this as a Turquoise Tinted Parrotlet. I posted the photo here as an example of how the True Turquoise Parrotlet sometimes gets mixed up with a Turquoise Tinted Parrotlet. The true turquoise parrotlet should be a blue bird (body color) with a green patch of feathers on the top of the head. *Photo #6 is a great example of this. Notice the green patch of feathers on top of the birds head on the left. This is what makes it a Turquoise in Parrotlets. This patch of green must be on top of the head for it to be called a Turquoise anything such as a Turquoise dilute, Turquoise pied or Turquoise pastel/marbled.

*Photo #8 above shows a True Turquoise Parrotlet on the right sitting next to his sister a regular blue female. Notice the green on his head.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $200  to  $625

LuckyFeathers Average Price $275  to  $350

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Turquoise Fallow Parrotlet:  
Turquoise Genetics


A genetically incomplete blue fallow with both green and blue markings; face is usually green with a blue body. They have red eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

Photo #A (off-site link opens in new window)
Photo #B (off-site link opens in new window)
 

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $300  to  $625

LuckyFeathers Average Price $375  to  $485

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Turquoise Dilute Parrotlet:     
Turquoise Pastel / Marbled Parrotlet:
( they are not the same )
Turquoise Genetics
Pastel -vs- Dilute


Turquoise Dilutes are considered the cream of the crop in the parrotlet world, they are one beautiful colored bird. A beautiful mix of dilutes and pastel colors tinted with a turquoise color cast over the body with a green cast of color on the forehead or a yellow cast of color on some females. These babies are sweet and loving pets with wonderful personalities. They are very hard to find and are considered a rare color. The dilute turquoise parrotlet is produced from the turquoise gene and the yellow and blue genes.

Both Turquoise Dilutes and pastel/marbled have very light pale sky blue coloring and may have a touch of Turquoise color cast running over the body ( under UV lighting ) Females may even have a cast of yellow on the forehead and wings. I have also seen males with a cast of yellow. Some of them almost look all white as in photo #1 below. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.  The face, forehead and or top of the head have the green or turquoise tint or color cast. The difference between the pastel and dilute are the lacewing markings on the wings. In fact the pastel bird could also be called a lacewing, however most breeders list them as a pastel knowing that the lacewing is assumed as part of the mutation color name in all of the pastel color mutations. So the key is - Use a magnifying glass, check it under different kinds of lighting - Look for the lacewing pattern.  If the bird has the correct colors and lacewing pattern it is a pastel. If it has the correct colors and no lacewing pattern it is a dilute. Remember if the bird has no turquoise on the forehead or top of head area you have a Blue Dilute, Blue Pastel or an American White. It also helps to know the background of the bloodline. 
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#1 #2  #3  #4  #5 

#6  #7 
#8  #9  #10

#11  #12  #13

#A  #B

Here are 4 beautiful example photos of a young Male Turquoise Pastel Parrotlet .
Notice the green tint on the forehead. One of the nicest looking pastels I have seen.
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #B  (off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #C  (off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #D  (off-site link opens in a new window)

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*Photos
#1,2,5,& 7 are female.
*Photos
#3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10 are male.
Notice on the females the turquoise patch on the top of the
forehead has more of a yellow cast to it.
*Photos
#11 and #12 are perfect examples of a pastel. Normally the lace wing effect is hard to see or almost impossible to see. In these photos it shows up great. This is one beautiful pastel.

*Photo #A & #B
Notice the lace pattern on the wing. This grey scalloping pattern makes the difference between a dilute and a pastel.  If the bird has the lace pattern it is a pastel. With no lace pattern it is a turquoise dilute. The bird in this photo is a turquoise pastel.
Photos #11, #12 Courtesy of: ParrotletAviary.com


*Notice the lace or scalloping pattern on the wings of the males. If this lace was not on the wings this would be called a dilute and not a pastel (i.e. - Turquoise Dilute Parrotlet)

wow! what a confusing color that is so many times classified wrong. I even have trouble with these colors because they are so much alike. The lacewing that makes a parrotlet a pastel/marbled is sometimes so pale or light that you can not see it (mostly on the females) so without the lacewing pattern it makes the bird a dilute turquoise. Also so many times the Blue pastel/marbled is classified wrong as a Turquoise pastel/marbled. ( Remember that is MUST have green on the forehead or top of the head to be a Turquoise anything! ) And sometimes it actually looks more yellow than green, But a yellow cast of color is considered a Turquoise on females ) -- Confused yet? -- So for now because these birds are so much alike I am just going to group the Turquoise Dilute and pastel/marbled together as I see it done so many times on the internet. They are both very rare colors, hard to find and very expensive but they are not the same color.
A little more info  - Pastel -vs- Dilute

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $265  to  $700

LuckyFeathers Average Price $350  to  $495

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Turquoise Pied Parrotlet:  
Turquoise Genetics

They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

#1  #2  #3  #4   

 #5  #6  #7

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search
Photos #6 & #7 Courtesy of: Beth Chace-Green

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $250  to  $650
LuckyFeathers Average Price $385  to  $495

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Turquoise Pied Fallow Parrotlet:  
AKA:
Visual Lucida Turquoise fallow pied
Turquoise Genetics

#1  #2

 

Photo Courtesy of: ParrotletAviary.com

Breeding Fallows - Some General Information

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $250  to  $650

LuckyFeathers Average Price $385  to  $495

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Turquoise Tinted Parrotlet:  
(also and sometimes called: Dark Factor Blue, or Cobalt Blue )
Also See:  Breeding Turquoise Mutations
Also See: 
Turquoise Genetics


The visual color of the body is turquoise (to the layman). However many breeders simply classify these as a blue bird because they do not have the true turquoise colors of a blue body with a green forehead. The turquoise tinted parrotlet is rare and normally hard to find. Almost all Turquoise Tinted Parrotlets are also lacewings. Notice the lace pattern in photo #1 below. Many breeders also call this a dark factor blue (Europe) and I have seen photos on the internet where they were called Cobalt.
They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

  #1  #2 #3* #4*

 

Photo #3:
Almost all Turquoise Tinted Parrotlets are lacewings. This photo shows the lace pattern very well in the birds wings.

Photo #4:
I have put a photo of a true blue parrotlet here to show you the difference between a Turquoise Tinted Parrotlet and a Blue or True Blue Parrotlet. Many breeders simply classify everything as just blue. I personally see a huge difference between a True Blue and a Turquoise Tinted Parrotlet.  True Blue is Blue, Turquoise Tinted is Turquoise.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $250  to  $400

LuckyFeathers Average Price $250  to  $325

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White Parrotlet:  
Proper name is  Leucistic Parrotlet  (Leucism)

Also called: Snow Parrotlet, Clear Parrotlet or Leucistic Parrotlet

For more information on the proper term name of this mutation see Leucism

A visually all white Parrotlet with black eyes. Under special lighting you may see a blue cast to the rump or tail area of the bird - If so this may be a dilute blue and not a white parrotlet. Many times these are classified as dilute blues by different breeders. However a white bird that has no visual blue anyplace is a white parrotlet. A true white or snow will have no blue color cast even under special lighting. If the bird does have a blue cast to its body color visually or under special lighting see (Blue Dilute / American White) If the all white bird has red eyes see (Albino) *A true white parrotlet would be extremely rare and some breeders claim they do not even exist.

So be careful if you are buying a white or snow parrotlet, You may in fact be getting a Dilute Blue or American white. Dilute blue and American white are the same thing as far as the general classification goes.

Photo coming soon

 

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )   *see blue dilute

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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White Cinnamon Pied 
AKA:  Blue Dilute Pied or American White Pied
Xtreem Parrotlets Carries This Color

A very new color mutation in the US. This really should have a different name since it looks nothing like the true Cinnamon Parrotlet.
However, this is the color name most breeders are now using for this mutation.

Currently I know that this mutation is very new and rare
(rare = hard to find).

Photo #A (off-site link opens in new window)

Photo #B (off-site link opens in new window)

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )  

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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White Cinnamon Fallow Pied
AKA:  Blue Dilute Pied or American White Pied
Xtreem Parrotlets Carries This Color

A very new color mutation in the US. Exactly the same as the White Cinnamon Pied Parrotlet - except this mutation has red eyes making it a fallow. This really should have a different name since it looks nothing like the true Cinnamon Parrotlet.
However, this is the color name most breeders are now using for this mutation.

For photos see White Cinnamon Pied above and (Imagine - red eyes)

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )  

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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White Pastel Pied:   
Pastel -vs- Dilute

AKA: Blue Pastel Pied  - Note: If this bird did not have the lacewing pattern it would be called a dilute - Blue Dilute Pied,  The lace wing pattern is what makes it a Pastel.

#1 #2  #3

 

Photos Courtesy of: ParrotletAviary.com

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )  

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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White Pied Parrotlet:  
AKA: American White Pied or Blue Dilute Pied

Photo #A (off-site link opens in new window)
Photo #B (off-site link opens in new window)
Photo #C (off-site link opens in new window)


 

Photo #1 Courtesy of: Shonnie birds

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )  

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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White Turquoise Pied: 
Turquoise Genetics

Not to be confused with the Creamino Parrotlet  - If this bird was not also a pied it would be called Creamino. This bird could also be called by some breeders a Creamino Pied.

Photo #A (off-site link opens in new window)
Photo #B (off-site link opens in new window)

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Yellow Parrotlet:  
(Also called American Yellow or Yellow and Blue Parrotlet)
The correct name in the USA is American Yellow.
American Yellow Pacific Parrotlet, first occurred in the US in 1989.

American Yellows are one of the most beautiful colors I produce here at LuckyFeathers. They are so very pretty. And it is also my experience that they are very easy going and make excellent single bird pets. The color of the bird should not generally have anything to do with the temperament of the bird, but many breeders say the American Yellows are almost always very tame or easy to tame. They sometimes get confused with the Green Pastel or European Yellow Parrotlet because they can look a lot alike. The American Yellow is becoming rare again and getting harder and harder to find. The males seem to be the hardest ones to find now. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

  #1  #2 #3  #4 #5


#6  #7

 

Photo #1, #2 #6 male
Photo #5 Female - Notice she has none of the blue on the edge of her wings.

Evolved through the efforts of Dr. Rainer Erhart, this breed differs greatly from the European Yellow specie. It has bright yellow feathers and dark eyes for both genders. The male has a rump, eye streaks and blue wings. Producing first-generation progeny requires pairing a normal yellow with a normal blue, and then breeding first progeny to one other double split to come up with the American yellow.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $250  to  $590
LuckyFeathers Average Price $375  to  $495

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Yellow Dilute Parrotlet:  
Pastel -vs- Dilute

Light or pale Yellow-green bird with a green cast of color around the edge of the wings. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area. There are many different dilute colors. Remember that the dilutes have no lace wing markings, A light or pale yellow bird with lace-wing marks would fall under a pastel mutation. If you have a red eye solid yellow bird ( bright yellow ) not a pale or dull color of yellow (see lutino) If you have a red eye bird that is dull or pale yellow see (fallow colors)

  #1  #2*  #3*

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search

*Photo #2 &#3 Notice the lace pattern on the wing. This grey scalloping pattern makes the difference between a dilute and a pastel.  If the bird has the lace pattern like it shows in this photo it is a pastel. With no lace pattern it is a dilute. The bird in this photo is not a dilute - it is a pastel. The bird in photo #2 is not a yellow dilute, however the pattern will be the same on any of the pastel/marbled. I have posted this photo here to show you what to look for when trying to decide if your bird is pastel or dilute.

Notice that in photo #1 the bird has no lacewing marks, Making this bird a dilute and not a pastel.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $185  to  $500
LuckyFeathers Average Price $250  to  $355

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Yellow Fallow Parrotlet:  
AKA: American Yellow Fallow

- Combination of fallow and yellow. Bright yellow bird with red eyes. Different from lutino in that males retain blue markings.

#1  #2  #3

 

Photo #1 #2 Courtesy of: Shonnie birds

Breeding Fallows - Some General Information

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $250  to  $600

LuckyFeathers Average Price $275  to  $495 (unavailable at this time)

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Yellow Pied:    

#1  #2

 

Photo #1 #2 Courtesy of: Shonnie birds

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $250  to  $600

LuckyFeathers Average Price $275  to  $495 (unavailable at this time)

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Yellow-Front Pastel Parrotlet:   
Pastel -vs- Dilute

Available only in Europe - I don't think this color is available yet in the States. From what I have been told there is a new line of colors called the Yellow Front Colors. They come in different colors of pied and pastel/marbled all having a yellow forehead. Called the Yellow Front as to not be confused with the species Yellow Faced Parrotlet.

  #1

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 
(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable - I believe these are only available in Europe right now)

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Yellow-Front Pied Parrotlet:   

Mostly available only in Europe - I don't think this color is available yet in the States. From what I have been told there is a new line of colors called the Yellow Front Colors. They come in different colors of pied and pastel/marbled all having a yellow forehead. Called the Yellow-Front as to not be confused with the Yellow-Head Parrotlet or the totally different species called the Yellow Faced Parrotlet. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

#1

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 

(so rare that i can not find any national prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable - I believe these are only available in Europe right now)

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Yellow-Head Pacific Parrotlet:   
 
There has been a debate whether or not this is a true color mutation or a possible previously unknown sub-species of parrotlet such as the Lost Lucida Parrotlet was. In the Yellow-Head Parrotlet, the forehead, cheeks and chin are yellow instead of lime green. Mostly it is males that have displayed this characteristic color. As of 2013 this color has started to show up more and more in Europe and now here in the USA. They have d
ark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.

#1

 

Photo Courtesy of: The Parrotlet Ranch

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $  to  $ 
(so rare that i can not find any prices for them)
LuckyFeathers Average Price $  to  $ ( unavailable )

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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Yellow Pastel Parrotlet:   
Pastel -vs- Dilute

They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area.
 

  #1  #2*  #3*

 

Some Photos Courtesy of: Google images search

*Photo #2 & #3 Notice the lace pattern on the wing. This grey scalloping pattern makes the difference between a dilute and a pastel.  If the bird has the lace pattern like it shows in this photo it is a pastel. With no lace pattern it is a dilute. The bird in this photo is not a dilute - it is a pastel. The bird in photo #2 is not a yellow pastel, however the pattern will be the same on any of the pastel/marbled ( the pattern on a yellow pastel will be white) . I have posted this photo here to show you what to look for when trying to decide if your bird is pastel or dilute.

Notice that in photo #1 the bird has white lacewing patterns. This makes the bird a pastel and not a dilute.
If the lacewing patterns were green in place of the white the bird would be a green pastel.

General Pricing Guide:
Across the internet I have found them priced between $260  to  $550

LuckyFeathers Average Price $295  to  $425

My prices are based on the quality of the Bloodline. Lots of factors go into setting a price for quality birds compared to general breeder prices across the internet. I have invested several years developing a high quality healthy bloodline with what I believe to be proper genetics. I also factor in the 3 year guarantee and my low $59 shipping . In general my prices normally fall someplace in the middle of the national average. Prices are subject to change depending on demand.

     

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  Remember and take note: - The above color mutations are only to be used as a guideline to help you and are subject to different breeders and standards. Because we now have over 50 different actual visual shades and colors of Parrotlets and no regulatory association making the standards, I have decided to use the color mutations I have posted above in my aviary so that I can have a regular standard to follow for now. As time progresses different colors and mutations will come into play. Names and color classifications will change.

NOTE - Google Images Search provided many of the photos above as examples of different color mutations. If one of the photos is your copyright and you want it removed or want a photo tag added with your name, simply contact me by email (attach a copy of the photo ) and I will remove it or add your name to the photo tag.
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International Parrotlet Society Color Standards:     Back to top
We were proud members of the IPS.

Below were the official IPS Recognized Pacific Parrotlet Color Mutations
(
Celestial  Parrotlet Mutations) used before the society closed and disbanded in 2013. It is out dated now because so many new colors have been produced, however it is an excellent short list.

Note: Many breeders only use the official standards when describing colors to other breeders, In most cases the color standards that we posted above are used when talking to regular pet bird owners.

Albino - Pure white parrotlet with red eyes. Males are visually indistinguishable from females unless held under a black light, blue becomes evident. DNA sexing can also be used to differentiate sex.

Blue - Color can be light powder blue to turquoise. Dark eyed mutation. Males retain dark cobalt markings.

Cinnamon (Recessive) - Also known as Isabelle in Europe. Light yellow with more beige and green than fallow. Eyes are deep ruby red.   (Top)

Cinnamon (Sex Linked) - Also known as "Pallid" in Europe. Similar in appearance to the recessive cinnamon but the first known sex linked mutation.

Dilute (formerly "American Yellow") - Yellowish green  parrotlet with black eyes. Males retain blue eye streak, flights, back and wings although sometimes they appear violet. 

Dilute-Blue (formerly "American White") - Combination of the dilute and blue mutations. Light, sky blue with patches of white. Dark eyes and males retain blue markings.

Fallow - Light yellow with beige and green. Bright yellow face and bright red eyes. Males retain blue markings that are lighter and have violet instead of blue markings.

Fallow-Blue - Combination of blue and fallow. Blue bird with red eyes. Males retain blue markings. 

Fallow-Yellow - Combination of fallow and yellow. Bright yellow bird with red eyes. Different from lutino in that males retain blue markings.

Gray-Green - Green parrotlet with dark gray overcast. Eyes are dark. Males retain blue markings.

Lutino - Bright yellow parrotlet with red eyes. Males have white instead of blue markings.

Pastel (Formerly “European Yellow”) – Yellow-green bird with more green than the dilute. Males retain blue markings. Eyes are dark.

Pastel-Blue – Similar to dilute-blue i.e., sky blue coloring with dark eyes and males retain blue markings. Can be differentiated from dilute-blue by ‘lacewing’ type of pattern across wings.

Pied (Recessive) - Green bird with yellow feathers scattered over the body and head. Dark eyed and males retain blue markings. In the blue mutation, the yellow feathers are replaced with white.  (Top)

Pied (Dominant) - Similar in appearance to recessive pied but the inheritance mode is dominant. So far, the only dominant mutation parrotlet.

Turquoise – A genetically incomplete blue with both green and blue markings; face is usually green with a blue body. Dark eyes and males retain blue markings.

 


Blue-fronted parrotlet:  
also called
Red-winged Parrotlet     

The Blue-fronted Parrotlet (Touit dilectissimus) is also known as the Red-winged Parrotlet. It is a parrot in N. South America from E. Panama down the west coastal Andes to Peru, with a second population around and south of Lake Maracaibo. It is 15 cm, green with a short tail, blue forehead with narrow band of red under eye, red shoulders and leading edge of underwing, and the remaining underwing coverts yellow. Edges of tail also yellowish.

Usually found in humid, wet, and cloud forest from 800-1600m, it is occasionally spotted as low as 100m. Little known, as it is hard to see in the canopy where it usually lives and is most often seen while flying over the canopy.

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Blue Winged Parrotlet

Also called: Spengel's Parrotlet, Blue Rump Parrotlet, Ceara Blue Wing Parrotlet, Large-Billed Parrotlet, Thick-Billed Blue Wing Parrotlet, Olalla's Blue Wing Parrotlet, Salvadori's Blue Wing Parrotlet

The Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius) is a small parrot found in much of South America. It includes the Turquoise-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus xanthopterygius spengeli), which sometimes is treated as a separate species. The Blue-winged Parrotlet is mainly found in lowlands, but locally up to 1200m in south-eastern Brazil. It occurs in woodland, scrub, savanna, and pastures. Flocks are usually around 20 birds but can grow to over 50 around fruiting trees or seeding grasses. It is generally common and widespread, though more localized in the Amazon Basin.

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Current Classification

Forpus xanthopterygius (Spix 1824)

Previous Classifications

 

Sub-Species

Forpus xanthopterygius xanthopterygius (Spix 1824)

Sub-Species

Forpus x. flavescens (Salvadori)

Other Names Salvadori's Blue Wing Parrotlet

Sub-Species

Forpus x. olallae (Gyldenstolpe 1941)

Other Names Olalla's Blue Wing Parrotlet

Sub-Species

Forpus x. crassirostris (Taczanowski 1883)

Other Names

Large-Billed Parrotlet, Thick-Billed Blue Wing Parrotlet

Previous Classifications

Forpus crassirostris

Sub-Species

Forpus x. flavissimus (Herllmayr 1929)

Other Names

Blue Rump Parrotlet, Ceara Blue Wing Parrotlet

Sub-Species

Forpus x. spengeli (Hartlaub)

 Other Names

Spengel's Parrotlet

Previous Classifications

Forpus spengeli

 

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Dusky-Billed Parrotlet:     

Also called: Sclater's Parrotlet, Black Billed Parrotlet, Schomburk's Parrotlet

The Dusky-billed Parrotlet (Forpus modestus, syn. F. sclateri), also known as the Sclater's Parrotlet, is a small species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in the Amazon Rainforest in South America, where it is locally fairly common; it is in the Andes, and the Amazonian foothills; also the Amazon River outlet, and Marajo Island. It resembles other parrotlets, but has a largely dark upper mandible.

Size 12.5 cm / 4.88 inches

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Golden-tailed Parrotlet:    

The Golden-tailed Parrotlet (Touit surdus) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to Brazil.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Green-Rumped Parrotlet    
aka:Forpus passerinus
aka: Green Rump Parrotlet

The green-rumped Parrotlet is the smallest of the Parrotlet breeds and is said to be the smallest parrot in the world.
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Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus)
My available Green-rumped babies
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Mexican Parrotlet:  

The Mexican Parrotlet (Forpus cyanopygius) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to Western Mexico.

Size  13 cm / 5.07 inches
Weight  40 gm / 1.6 oz

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LuckyFeathers - White Paper Article 

Mexican parrotlets

By: Sandee L. Molenda, C.A.S.

Mexican parrotlets are one of the larger species at five and one-half inches and weighing almost 40 grams. Both sexes have gray beaks and legs, however, females' beaks do not turn gray until they are ready to breed. The males have bright turquoise rumps, primary and secondary wing coverts. Mexican parrotlets are very different from any other species. Although they will play with toys, they are not nearly as active or energetic as other parrotlets. They are the only species that can be bred in a colony and they will only produce one clutch a year and sometimes one clutch every other year. Unfortunately, they also tend to be much more susceptible to stress than other parrotlets. Due to habitat destruction and smuggling into the pet trade, the future of these beautiful parrotlets is in question in the wild. The International Parrotlet Society is sponsoring a captive breeding cooperative to try and save these magnificent birds.

Mexican Parrotlet (Forpus insularis)
Both the males and females of this sub species have darker green upper body parts. The males also have more yellow-green coloring on the sides of their heads and the blue on their rump and lower back is much darker than in the nominate.

Mexican Parrotlet (Forpus pallidus)
The males and females of this sub species have their upperparts tinged with an ash-grey and their underparts are more paler and yellowish.

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Yellow-Faced Parrotlet 

The Yellow-faced Parrotlet (Forpus xanthops) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to dry woodland, riparian thickets and scrub in the Marañón Valley in northern Peru.

It is threatened by habitat loss and trapping for the wild bird trade. The latter caused a rapid decline in the 1980s, but following a ban, the numbers appear to have stabilised, although at a very low number, with less than 1000 individuals remaining in the wild.

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Very rare species of parrotlet - it is not available in the USA at this time. A very few amount of breeders may have received permission to import some into the USA a few years ago for education reasons. So hopefully this species will be come available in the next few years. In Europe this bird is not rare.

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The Yellow-faced Parrotlet
By Sandee L. Molenda, C.A.S.  

Article referenced from BirdChannel.com

Although imported into the United States in the 1970s and early '80s, yellow-faced parrotlets (Forpus xanthops) had all but disappeared by the '90s. In spring of 1994, I was fortunate enough to obtain five pair of yellow-faced parrotlets and have had much success in breeding them.

Yellow-faced parrotlets are the largest of the Forpus genus. Approximately 6 inches in length, they can weigh up to 45 grams. Yellow "face" is a misnomer because the entire forehead, cheeks, chin, chest and belly are a bright lemon yellow. Males have deep cobalt on the wings, back, rump and eyes streaks, very similar to male Pacifics (F. coelestis). Females have light blue backs, wings, rumps and eye streaks, which is the same as female F. c. lucida. A feature unique to yellow-face parrotlets is a black streak that runs down the middle of the top mandible.

Yellow-faced parrotlets are often considered to be one of the rarest species of Forpus, both in captivity and in the wild. There are believed to be less than 50 birds in the U. S. Europe reportedly has a number of breeding birds but, even so, availability of the species is limited. In the wild, they are found in the upper Rio Maranon Valley in northern Peru. Fortunately, they are prolific breeders in captivity, making it much easier on aviculturists working with this species. The International Parrotlet Society is one organization dedicated to conserving the yellow-faced parrotlet and has set up a breeding program for the species.

Creating A Good Breeding Environment
Yellow-faced parrotlets do well in large cages that are 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide by 3 feet long. Visually separate the pairs so they can hear, but not see, each other. This helps prevent aggression and keeps the pairs focused on breeding rather than fighting. Give each pair a variety of natural wood perches and a lovebird-style (7 inches wide by 10 inches tall by 7 inches deep) nest box attached to the outside front of the cage. The pair will only see the inside of their cage while in the box, thereby making them feel more secure. Fill boxes with untreated pine shavings to within 2 inches of the nest hole.

Unlike other species of Forpus that are mature at 1 year, yellow faces have much better breeding success at 2 years of age. Youngsters of the same sex can be housed in large flights until they are breeding age, then paired into individual cages with nest boxes. Yellow faces seem to be much less aggressive than other species of Forpus, which is especially good because there are so few of them available.

Yellow-faced parrotlets are delightful birds to give food to because they eat just about everything. Most parrotlets eat large quantities of food for their size, but yellow faces consume a huge amount, even for a parrotlet. We feed them a safflower-based hookbill mix that contains peanuts, sunflower and hemp, because they need the extra fat and protein. We also feed them Tropican™ pellets and Petamine™, which, along with cuttlebone, mineral block and clean water, are always available. The bulkof the diet is fresh foods that include two or three different fruits and up to 10 different vegetables, plus cooked rice or pasta and dried beans daily. They also receive chopped greens and whole-wheat or multigrain bread, as well as sprouted seed and egg food. Vitamins and powdered calcium supplement are sprinkled on the soft foods several times a week. They are also given bee pollen, Spirulina™ and wheat grass powder weekly.

Nesting behavior is much the same as other species of Forpus. The male usually investigates the box first and, once he deems it safe, is followed by the hen. They do not build nests but chew and rearrange the shavings into shallow depressions. Females pluck their breasts to make a brood patch and leave the feathers in the nest. Before she lays the first egg, the hen consumes huge quantities of cuttlebone — often as much as a 6-inch cuttlebone every day for several weeks prior to laying. Hens lay one egg every other day and have an average clutch of four to six. Hens sit on the eggs, leaving only to defecate, until the last chick has left the nest. The incubation period is slightly longer in yellow faces, with chicks hatching at 24 days instead of the usual 21. (Interestingly, the Mexican parrotlet (F. cyanopgyius) also hatches at 24 days.)

Care Of The Chicks
Yellow faces will feed and fledge their own young if allowed. As with other species, it is recommended that the adult male be removed from the cage when the young start to fledge. This prevents aggression between parent and offspring. Adult males have been known to maim or even kill their male chicks upon fledging. The female continues to feed the young and teach them to eat on their own. The male can return once the chicks are weaned and placed in another flight.

As with most aviculturists, we hand-feed our chicks. This is done even though they are never going to be sold as a pet. Often, hand-fed parrotlets that are not socialized to be pets, make steady, reliable parents that are not overly sensitive to human intervention. They are used to people, but not bonded to people. Therefore, they raise healthy chicks without causing havoc when humans are in the aviary.

Yellow-faced parrotlet chicks.

Most parrotlet breeders pull chicks for hand-feeding at 10 days of age. They should be banded with a closed, lovebird-sized band. Each chick's weight, parentage, date of hatch and band number should be recorded in the breeder's records. Chicks need to be fed every four hours, five times daily. Chicks do not need to be fed through the night unless they are less than 7 days old. There are many commercial hand-feeding formulas available these days. Food should be fed at 102 degrees Fahrenheit and syringes need to be kept in disinfecting solution such as Benadine™ or Wavecide™.

Chicks need to be kept in a brooder at 89 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicks should be placed on pine shavings in small containers. Parrotlets will not eat pine shavings, and they are absorbent, sanitary and inexpensive. Also, they provide good footing for the babies, preventing leg and joint problems. Chicks should be weighed daily prior to the first feeding. They should gain between .5 to 1.5 grams per day. Should they lose weight, unless they are weaning, that may be a clue to something being wrong. If chicks lose weight two or more days in a row, they need to be checked by a veterinarian specializing in avian medicine.

When chicks are approximately 4 weeks old and are covered with feathers, they can be placed in a container with seed, pellets and millet spray to begin weaning. They can also be removed from the brooder at this time. Be sure to continue to feed chicks every four hours. Gradually, they will take less formula and eat more solid food. At about 6 weeks, they can be moved into a cage with a small dish of water. Continue to diminish the number of feedings. They should be completely weaned by 8 weeks of age.

Aviculturists who have these rare birds must work together to ensure their future survival. Members of The International Parrotlet Society understand this and have started breeding cooperatives and studbooks. Unfortunately, the barriers between countries often make it impossible to trade birds to diversify the bloodlines. However, we can still share information and knowledge to help one another and the future of these magnificent parrotlets.

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Red-fronted parrotlet:  

The Red-fronted Parrotlet (Touit costaricensis) is a parrot in Central America in Costa Rica and Panama. It is 15 cm, green with a short tail, red forehead, lores, and under eye, red shoulders and leading edge of underwing, and the remaining underwing coverts yellow. Edges of tail also yellowish.

Usually found in wet cool forest from 500-1000m in wet season, up to 3000m in early dry season and occasionally seen down to sea level. Small flocks, mostly family groups under 6 birds.

The Red-fronted Parrotlet is, especially in older sources like ITIS, often included with the Blue-fronted Parrotlet (T. dilectissimus) under the name Red-winged Parrotlet. Most modern authors consider them two species however.

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Genus:
Touit

Species:
costaricensis

Size:

Adult Weight:

17cm (6.6 in) 65g (2.3 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Male- mainly green in colour; red forehead, crown, lores and band below eye; blue line below red line under eye; green/yellow chin and throat; red bend of wing, lesser, outer median and inner primary coverts; red forewing; yellow underwing coverts; black central tail feathers with green towards bases; lateral tail feathers green/yellow tipped with black. Bill olive/yellow with grey at base. Eye ring bare and grey. Eye brown/yellow. Female- red on lesser and outer median wing coverts minimal or absent; black inner primary coverts.

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Sapphire-rumped parrotlet 
Scientific Name: Touit purpuratus

I am just now learning about this parrotlet and will share info and photos when I have more information.

The Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet (Touit purpuratus) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Native:
Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Size:
Adult Weight:

17cm (6.6 in) 54-66g (1.9-2.3 oz)

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Scarlet-shouldered parrotlet:  

The Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family.

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

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Colourization Adult: Male- underparts with green and yellow; blue/black face, turning to deep blue on forecheeks; pale olive/brown ear coverts and crown; dull blue thighs; yellow undertail coverts; scarlet bend of wing, underwing coverts and axillary feathers; green central tail feathers widely tipped with black; side tail feathers dark red tipped with black. Bill olive/yellow with grey at base. Eye ring prominent and bare, and white. Eye dark brown. Female- green/yellow lateral tail feathers with black tips.

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Seven-colored Parrotlet  
also called Spotted Parrotlet / Spotted-Tail Parrotlet / Lilac-tailed Parrotlet


The Seven-colored Parrotlet (Touit batavica) is also commonly referred to as Seven-colored Parakeets, Spotted-tailed Parrotlets or Lilac-tailed Parrotlets.

The Seven-colored Parrotlet is endemic to Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the southern Caribbean (northeast of the South American country of Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles), Guyana - a state on the northern coast of South America - north to Merida in Venezuela.

They are common - but they occur only in localities. They are usually found in flocks. Their favored habitats are the dense forest areas and secondary vegetation in tropical and sub-tropical zone up to 1,700 m (9,600 ft). There may be possible seasonal migration between latitudes depending on the availability of food. They usually avoid open areas. Even though they are essentially forest birds, they may be seen in the coastal areas where the forest edge comes close to the shore.

Outside the breeding season 10 to 30 birds may be seen. Occasionally, at favored feeding sites, larger flocks have been observed. They prefer to remain in the canopy of tall trees and rarely come down to ground. They are virtually impossible to detect in the foliage and are mostly sighted when flying overhead.


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Spectacled Parrotlet         My available spectacled babies
aka: Forpus conspicillatus
aka: Spectacle Parrotlet

Very rare species of parrotlet - A very few amount of breeders received permission to import 20 of these beautiful birds back in the 1990's. From those breeders we do have a few available in different states - but they are very rare and super hard to find. I currently have a few pairs of these birds in my aviary set up to breed. At this time I am working with a handful of other breeders trading back and forth in order to get unrelated pairs for breeding. The very few babies that I have been able to sell or will have for sale in the future are already reserved in advance. Right now I estimate that the waiting time from my aviary would be about one year for a female or up to two years for a male.


 
All about Spectacled Parrotlets
 www.SpectacledParrotlets.com

General Pricing Guide:
In 2012 I found males priced for as much as $5,000 each  and a few others priced for $2,000 each.
I am not sure why they were priced so high. At the time they were very hard to find so that may have been the main reason.
 

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Extremely Rare in the USA

Both the male and female spectacled parrotlets have pink legs and beaks. Males have beautiful blue wing markings and beautiful blue markings on the rump or back area that develops as they age. Females are also dark green and have emerald eye rings. The birds name is given due to the blue rings that circle around their eyes making them have the appearance of wearing glasses or spectacles. My Spectacled Parrotlet bloodline is pure. It’s important to note that my spectacled parrotlets are not cross-breed with any other breed of parrotlet. In the USA the spectacled parrotlet was almost extinct as early as just 4 years ago. With so very little birds available it was impossible to find any even as a breeder. During the last few years I have worked hard to develop a strong and pure spectacled parrotlet bloodline that traces back to Canada, Puerto Rico and other US territories where it is possible for pet owners to bring there pets into the mainlands. Taking the time to do this research and ask all the questions as to where the bloodline comes from allowed me to develop a strong and healthy Bloodline. It is also important to note that these birds are still extremely rare here in the USA and are still hard to come by. At times you will see a few listed for sale as pets on different classified sites, but the overall availability is almost zero.

More Info:
Suggested reading - Visit  www.SpectacledParrotlets.com 
The website is always being updated and is full of useful information about this beautiful parrotlet.


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 Albino Gene (Albinism)    
 The albino gene (albinism gene) can be inherited from the parents and it can also be produced by double split pairing. It is also a recessive gene. Many breeders will say that a bird can not be split to Albino and many breeders do believe it can in fact be split to albino (called INO for short) or carry the albinism gene. I my self have been guilty of saying a bird is split to albino. It can be both an inherited gene (true albino) or produced by double split pair breeding (false albino).  When a breeder says a bird is split to Albino that more than likely only means that one of the parents was Albino. When it comes to color mutations the word "split" was developed or used when talking about primary gene colors that are passed or inherited. Because albino is not technically a primary color the word split should technically not be used - but it is being used all the time. So, if you see a parrotlet that is advertised as split to albino it just simply means that one of the parents was an albino and the baby bird could carry the recessive gene in its bloodline. Many breeders are now using the word INO short for Albino or Lutino as the split color. For example you may see a breeder list a bird as "split to INO" So in order to be sure exactly what the breeder is talking about you should always ask questions.

A true albino is a very specific genetic mutation, rarely seen in any bird,
and can easily be referred to by calling it a “full”, “true” or “complete” albino.
- One must consider all of the possibilities and be wary of false albinos as they are extremely rare.
When a parrotlet breeder tells you that a parrotlet is an albino, they may be using the correct and acceptable usage of the color name, But chances are they are not referring to a rare true albino.

The True Albino
A full or true albino is a very specific mutation with a well known genetic cause similar across all vertebrates. These birds are unable to produce melanin at all because of the absence of the required enzyme tyrosinase. All of the plumage is white and the skin is unpigmented. Even the eye is unpigmented, and appears pink or red as we see the blood vessels in the retina. Melanin serves some critical functions in vision and in protecting the eye from UV radiation, so full albino birds can’t see well and for that and other reasons don’t survive long in the wild. Adult full albino birds are essentially never seen in the wild.


Allele: 
Wiki
An allele or allel, is one of a number of alternative forms of the same gene or same genetic locus. Sometimes, different alleles can result in different observable phenotypic traits, such as different pigmentation. However, most genetic variations result in little or no observable variation. Most multicellular organisms have two sets of chromosomes; that is, they are diploid. These chromosomes are referred to as homologous chromosomes. Diploid organisms have one copy of each gene (and, therefore, one allele) on each chromosome. If both alleles are the same, they and the organism are homozygous with respect to that gene. If the alleles are different, they and the organism are heterozygous with respect to that gene.


Autosomal recessive:  
A genetic condition that appears only in birds who have received two copies of an autosomal gene, one copy from each parent. The gene is on an autosome, a nonsex chromosome. The parents are carriers who have only one copy of the gene and do not exhibit the trait mutation color visually because the gene is recessive to its normal counterpart gene.

If both parents are carriers, there is a 25% chance of a baby inheriting both abnormal genes and, consequently, developing the mutation. There is a 50% chance of a baby inheriting only one abnormal gene and only being a carrier of the mutation (split), like the parents, and there is a 25% chance of the baby inheriting both normal genes. 


Chromosomes: 
Wiki


Co-dominance: 
Wiki
Co-dominance occurs when the contributions of both alleles are visible in the phenotype.


Combination Mutations  
In Pacific Parrotlets the following are some Combination Color Mutations.
*Albinos
Dilute-Blue
Pastel-Blue
Fallow-Blue
Dilute-Pastel
Blue-Pied
New combination color mutations are showing up all the time.
* Albino is a combination mutation that can be produced by double split pairing. However, albinism is any animal can also be an inherited recessive gene. Because Albino and Lutino are different forms of the same gene they are now being considered as just INO short for Albino or Lutino


Dark Factor Genetics:   
Also See:  Breeding Dark Factor Parrotlet Mutations

resourced from facebook
Visit the writers website - HERE

The below information was posted  as lovebird info on facebook.
However, Most breeders agree that the dark factor is the same for parrotlets.

The dark factor inherits in an incomplete dominant manner. A bird can NEVER be split to a dark factor, it either shows it, or it does not have it. Simple!
This mutation is found in single and double factor and there is a visual difference between single and double form.

According to the international names:
Single dark factor is represented by a ‘D’. Example: D blue or D green.
Double dark factor is represented by a ‘DD’. Example: DD blue or DD green.
Other names used:
Single dark factor blue = cobalt.
Double dark factor blue = mauve, slate.
Single dark factor green = jade.
Double dark factor green = olive.

So, how does it work then?...

Most people assume it is something to do with an increase in the eumelanin (black pigment), but it’s not! The amount if eumelanin in the feather does not change, only the structure of the feather changes (hence it is classed as a 'structural mutation').

With one dark factor, the spongy zone in the feather reduces in size.
With two dark factors, the spongzy zone reduces even further.

Hopefully you remember how the green feather was created? If not, go back and read Article 1 again! That neutral light enters the spongy zone and interference (the disco) causes it to reflect as a blue light which combined with the yellow psittacin in the cortex gives a green feather? Does that ring a bell?

Well the size of this spongy zone is reduced with a dark factor. This causes a darker blue light to be reflected. With two dark factors the spongy zone is reduced even further and the effect is greater giving an even darker blue light. The overall effect is the feathers become darker. I made another diagram to explain this; obviously the decrease in size is minimalistic, I just exaggerated it in this picture to emphasise the point.

CLICK LINK TO VIEW THE PHOTO DIAGRAM
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)

One important thing to remember!

The dark factor makes the spongy zone smaller, meaning the feather barbs sit further apart.
Often you see scruffy looking double dark factor birds, with loose, messy feathers and this is because the barbs sit further apart and the hooklets/barbicels are not as tight as they used to be.
For this reason, you should never breed double dark factor x double dark factor (DD x DD).
This combination can cause scruffy feathered young who cannot fly properly because the feathering is so loose.
It’s much better to breed D x D. This combination will of course produce a lower number of DD young, but the ones produced will generally have a tighter, sexier plumage! And we all like sexy looking birds, right?

Resource = Copied from one of the Facebook Groups I belong to.
resourced from facebook  Visit the writers website - HERE

More Dark Factor Info:

Cobalt - The correct name is Dark Blue. It combines one dominant allele of
Dark with two recessive alleles for Blue. If there are two Dark alleles and
two Blues the bird is known as Mauve.


Double Split:
Also See: Double Split Mutation Breeding
Example #1
When a blue parrotlet breeds with a yellow parrotlet, the offspring are called double split. They appear green in color, but have two color mutation genes, a blue and a yellow.

Example square

Blue parent Yellow parent
BB
YY
Offspring:
B
Y BY BY BY

When two double split (blue and yellow) parrotlets breed, their offspring can have any color: green, blue, yellow and sometimes white.

The percent and first letter are the visual color of the bird. The following letters are the splits
(other gene colors the bird has).

6.25% G
12.5% G/B
12.5% G/Y
25% G(Y/B)
6.25% B
12.5% B/Y
12.5% Y/B
6.25% Y
6.25% W

There are four different gene combinations of green parrotlets, two for visually blue parrotlets and two for visually yellow parrotlets. These differences can't be determined without breeding the parrotlet to test it.


Dominance:  Or Dominant 
Wiki
Dominance in genetics is a relationship between alleles of one gene, in which one allele is expressed over a second allele at the same locus. The first allele is dominant and the second allele is recessive.
An example with Parrotlets is Pied - Pied is dominant, for breeding it means that you only need one parent to be a pied in order to produce pied babies. If the father is a pied parrotlet the mother can be any other color and you can still end up with pied babies in the clutch.

 


Fallows -    
Some Basic Fallow Information  

Fallow Parrotlet = Generally means the bird is not an albino or lutino but has the red or ruby red eyes like an albino does. It also can refer to the melanin pigment being  undeveloped. But in basic breeder talk we are normally just referring to the eyes being red.

Fallow Male Parrotlets keep the cobalt blue markings. Females do not.
Both the male and the female will have red eyes or ruby eyes. Some will have eye rings that you can see and some fallows have such faint eye rings they are not visible.

In the beginning or when the fallow was first developed in the parrotlets the Male fallow pacifics had cobalt blue markings with bright yellow streaks, while females had noticeable eye streaks and duller shades lacking cobalt blue contrasts or markings. This was the case for a long time because we only had one color of fallow. Now this mutation has developed into several different color mutations.

The fallow mutation was also originally characterized by golden green and beige plumage and bright red eyes. They can have soft blue rumps when one parent hails from the Lucida subspecies and the other is pure visual blue. A normal yellow parent bred to a normal blue mate produces the first generation, and subsequent unrelated double split repairing will produce this color. But again, we now have many different fallow mutations so we no longer think of the fallow being characterized only by these standards. With so many different fallow mutations and different color markings being developed in both males and females we no longer think of this single characterized standard. We now just refer to a fallow as a bird that has red eyes but is not an albino.

Also originally, all fallows had a yellow mask (green fallow) or a white mask (blue fallow) now with so many different fallow mutations many of them have no mask at all.

Breeding Fallow Parrotlets is a science. - The fallow mutation is an autosomal mutation causing recessive changes to the form of the melanin pigment. Melanin is the pigment that gives a birds skin, feather and eyes its color. Below I have listed some basic and quick ways of producing fallow babies. But in order to totally understand the fallow mutation I suggest doing some internet research. There is just to much information about the science of producing fallows that I can not list it all here. Also because fallows are easy to find in the USA now you really do not need to start from scratch with the genetics and can simply purchase parrotlets that have the fallow genes and start producing fallows right away.

The Fallow mutation is recessive so in order to produce fallow babies both the male and the female parents must carry the mutation. To produce fallow babies today is simple. You will want to put a fallow male or female with a mate that is not visually fallow but carries the fallow gene. Doing so will result in fallow babies. Do Not - put to fallows together as a pair. This can cause health issues and or blindness. Another way of producing fallow babies is to mate to non-visual fallow birds together as long as both of them carry the recessive mutation.


Below is a photo of fallow babies - Notice how the eyes are red and not the normal dark color. This is how you can tell in advance that you have fallow, albino or lutino babies before they get feathers. The little white thing that you see on the beak of one of the babies is called the egg tooth. They use the egg tooth to help them hatch out of the egg. It falls off or just goes away after a few days - I'm not really sure.

LuckyFeathers Note:
Why does LuckyFeathers currently not offer fallows for public pet sales?  Why don't I sell fallows?

Because I personally believe that most fallow mutations in parrotlets are not strong and healthy birds overall,  I currently do not breed fallows in my aviary for public sale. Many fallow parrotlets develop health related issues as they age. This is a direct result in bad breeding or quick breeding. This does not mean that a responsible breeder can not produce a strong and healthy fallow bloodline, But it does give me pause to not sell them at this time. I am currently working and developing my own fallow LuckyFeathers bloodline. This will allow me as the breeder to know for sure the birds genetic background and after a few generations of good ethic breeding ( crossing back to green ) I will have a strong healthy bloodline to offer for public sale. My main goal as a breeder is to produce a bird that will have a long life. There is nothing more upsetting than having to deal with a bird having a short life or developing health issues as it ages. At this time I expect to start offering fallows for public sale some time in 2015. By this time I will feel comfortable that the birds will have a chance of a long and healthy life. Many of the fallows being offered by breeders today have a life span of somewhere around 4 to 6 years. When I feel comfortable that my babies have a chance of living a normal 10 to 20 years I will start offering the fallows for pet sales. I will cover this topic in more detail in my blog.


Feather Structure and Light: 

Here is a link to an easy to read and understand article about feather structure and light.
Link #A  (FaceBook Article - off-site link opens in a new window)
Link #B  (PDF file - off-site link opens in a new window)


Genetics: 

For a quick reference on genetics visit this Wiki Page


Heterozygous:    
Wiki
Heterozygous means having a recessive gene trait. So, for example, a person can be heterozygous for albino. They are visually normal, but carry the gene for albinism (albino). If they have a baby with another heterozygous (het) person, they have a one in four chance of having an albino baby. They also have a 1 in 2 chance of having a het baby (visually normal, carries the gene), and a 1 in 4 chance of having a homozygous normal baby (2 copies of the normal gene and no copies of the albino gene.) 


Homozygous: 
Wiki
A cell is said to be homozygous for a particular gene when identical alleles of the gene are present on both homologous chromosomes. The cell or organism in question is called a homozygote. True breeding organisms are always homozygous for the traits that are to be held constant.


Lacewing:     Lacewing Parroelt
and
Pastel_vs_Dilute:_ 



Also sometimes called :  Laced Wing - Lace-wing - Laced-wing

Notice the lace pattern on the wing in photo #1 below. This grey scalloping pattern in the example #2 photo below makes the difference between a regular color mutation and a lace winged mutation. For example in the blue mutation you can have a normal blue parrotlet or if it has the scalloping pattern down the wings it would be called a blue lacewing. For the most part this holds true with all the basic parrotlet color mutations.

However, Once you start talking about dilutes, pastels or marbled parrotlets it is a different story.
For example if the birds color is blue dilute (but) the bird visually has the
grey or black scalloping pattern on the wings the mutation name changes from a dilute to a pastel or marbled.  Note that pastel and marbled are the same thing. In the USA it is called pastel in Europe it is called Marbled.

Another example would be a Yellow Dilute. If the bird has no grey scalloping pattern on the wings it is in fact a Dilute. If the bird does have the grey scalloping pattern on the wings the name changes from Yellow Dilute to Yellow Pastel. For some reason we do not call them Yellow Pastel Lacewings or Blue Pastel Lacewings - When we use the word Pastel and it is just assumed to be a lacewing and the word lacewing is not used in the name of the mutation.

If the bird is not a pastel and it does have the grey scalloping pattern on the wings we do then call it a lacewing.
Example - Green Lacewing, Blue Lacewing

 The pattern shown in the photos below will be the same on any of the pastel/marbled birds. I have posted these photos here to show you what to look for when trying to decide if your bird is lacewing or to tell the difference between a pastel/marbled and a dilute. The grey scalloping pattern can be very faint almost invisible to the eye or it can be very dark ( much darker than the photos below ).

Lacewing Updates: 
With selective breeding some breeders are now producing a non-laced wing pastel yellow and blue.

Lacewing General Info -
A parrot with lacewing coloring originally had red eyes, this is no longer the case since we know parrotlets can be lacewinged and have black eyes. The affect is black, brown or cinnamon-colored markings on the edge of the wing feathers. The scalloping pattern created by the darker color on the wings is what gives the lacewing its name. Originally, lacewings were yellow or white. Additional colors have now been developed as we see in the other mutations when they have this effect. The pattern varieties come in several shades, from light to dark, that can appear quite different from each other on each bird.

Lacewing coloring was noted first in the early 1940s in budgerigars, or parakeets, which are a small parrot. This genetic development is believed to have originated from the lutino mutation, which is similar to albino in that it removes the melanin responsible for dark colors. Unlike an albino, however, the bird still has some color thanks to light pigments. Some of the first recorded lacewings were thought to be poorly marked lutinos, but later were bred to firmly establish the mutation.

Parrotlets
Budgerigars are not the only parrot to exhibit the lacewing mutation. Several of the small and medium parrots also can have the unusual coloring. It is not a common color in any size parrot, but is especially rare in the large ones. Lacewings are found most frequently in budgies, Indian ringnecks, cockatiels, love birds and the Pacific parrotlet. The same color, such as violet lacewing, can look different when it appears in each type of bird.

Sex-Linked Gene --?
An unusual element of the lacewing mutation is that it is linked to the sex of the bird in most parrots except for the parrotlet. As of now we have not found this to be true for parrotlets. For example with other parrots, a male parrot, or cock, can exhibit normal color but carry the lacewing gene and pass it to his offspring. A female parrot, or hen, however, cannot carry the gene and have standard coloring. If she has the gene, it must be expressed in her appearance. In addition, if a lacewing hen is bred to a normal cock that doesn't carry the gene, she cannot produce a lacewing hen, but may produce cocks that carry the lacewing gene.

Pastel VS Dilute:  
I have more information on this in other sections, But I try to sum it up below in layman terms based on what I have read and been told by a few prominent European breeders when trying to visually distinguish the difference.

*Pastels will have the lacewing effect or what is also called the scalloping pattern on the feathers.
*If the bird does not have this lacewing effect on its feathers it is not a pastel and should be called a dilute.
*The
lacewing / scalloping pattern is not a color chromosome mutation, it is a feather pattern mutation.
*Pastels do not have to have European yellow in the immediate bloodline.
- a common misconception between many breeders
*The lacewing /
scalloping pattern can theoretically show up in any color mutation of parrotlet.
*When the
lacewing / scalloping pattern shows up in a normal green or a blue bird - it is simply called a Green or Blue Lacewing
*When the
lacewing / scalloping pattern shows up in other color mutations such as the dilutes - it is then called a pastel.
for example we would not call a blue dilute that has the feather scalloping pattern - a Blue dilute lacewing - we would call it a Blue Pastel.

False Pastel:
Because many of the USA parrotlets have been crossed with the Lucida Parrotlet it can visually cause a bird to look like a pastel.
This false lacewing effect is a result of the Lucida being mixed into the DNA. These pastels will normally have more of a solid color of gray or black on their back and the females may have a light turquoise cast of color on the rump. This is also a result of the Lucida DNA. If the
scalloping pattern on the wings continues evenly onto the back of the bird, and the bird does not have the Lucida turquoise cast of color on the rump then you more than likely have a true pastel.

However and as to confuse us even more -- scientifically it is possible to have a bird that is mixed with Lucida and it still be a true pastel by carrying both the Lucida DNA and the feather pattern mutation that causes the lacewing effect.

So unless you know for 100% sure what the background and bloodline is of your bird, there is no real way of telling the difference between a true pastel and a false pastel. At this point it is accepted by most breeders to be called a pastel regardless as long as it has the lacewing / scalloping pattern.

Pastel Updates:
With selective breeding both American and European breeders are now producing new pastel mutations such as the European yellow pastel, blue pastel, white pastel, green pastel, turquoise pastel, and many more to come.

  #B

*Photo #A & #B
Notice the lace pattern on the wing. This grey scalloping pattern makes the difference between a dilute and a pastel.  If the bird has the lace pattern it is a pastel. With no lace pattern it is a dilute. The bird in this photo is a turquoise pastel.


Leucistic Parrotlet:  (Leucism) 

A visually all white parrotlet with black eyes (total white bird like an albino but with black eyes)
This parrotlet is also called a snow parrotlet or a white parrotlet, however the proper name would be Leucistic Parrotlet
Below is some general  info on Leucism

Currently this mutation is very rare and many breeders have never seen one.

What is Leucism

Leucism, or leukism, is an abnormal plumage condition caused by a genetic mutation that prevents pigment, particularly melanin, from being properly deposited on a bird’s feathers. As a result, the birds do not have the normal, classic plumage colors listed in field guides, and instead the plumage have several color changes, including:
White patches where the bird should not have any
Paler overall plumage that looks faint, diluted or bleached
Overall white plumage with little or no color discernable
The degree of leucism, including the brightness of the white and the extent of pigment loss, will vary depending on the bird’s genetic makeup. Birds that show only white patches or sections of leucistic feathers – often in symmetrical patterns – are often called pied or piebald birds, while birds with fully white plumage are referred to as leucistic birds.

Leucistic and Albino Birds

Albinism is another genetic condition that can turn a bird’s plumage pale, but there are distinct differences between albino and leucistic birds. Leucism affects only the bird’s feathers, and typically only those with melanin pigment – usually dark feathers. A leucistic bird with different colors may show some colors brightly, especially red, orange or yellow, while feathers that should be brown or black are instead pale or white. Some leucistic birds, however, can lose all the pigment in their feathers and may appear pure white.Albinism, on the other hand, affects all the pigments, and albino birds show no color whatsoever in their feathers. Furthermore, an albino mutation also affects the bird’s other pigments in the skin and eyes, and albino birds show pale pink or reddish eyes, legs, feet and a pale bill, while leucistic birds often have normally colored eyes, legs, feet and bills.

Information credited to About.com Birding Section - Here


Locus: 
Wiki
In genetics, a locus (plural loci) is the specific location of a gene, DNA sequence, or position on a chromosome. Each chromosome carries many genes. A variant of the similar DNA sequence located at a given locus is called an allele.


Marbled:   
Is t
he new international name for pastel. Here in the states many breeders are still calling them pastels. In Europe they are now calling them marbled. So as to not get confused when you hear a breeder talking about a pastel or marbled bird it means the same thing on an international level.


Misty Parrotlet Mutation: 
 

This mutation is not new , However it is currently being developed by rare parrotlet breeders into new and exciting color mutations.

Currently we know that the Misty Parrotlet is a Dominant Mutation.

Misty EF stands for EIN factor which is not easy to recognize and displays evidence of some underpinnings of genes.

Misty DF stands for a double factor misty and is easily recognized.

From the information that has been made public so far we have learned that the Blue Fallow Pied Misty EF has mosaic cells that occur in pieds. The pattern is produced by arranging together small areas of color in order to make the larger picture or colored pieces. The cell could be paternal genetics (Xp) or the maternal genetics (Xm) that remains active in the DNA chromosome genes. These genetics are passed to all of their offspring and descendants in a complicated way in order to produce what is called the mottled pattern. Resulting in a mosaic of cells that display or express different alleles from the paternal genetics or the maternal genetics depending on which one has escaped inactivation.

 The inheritance of the "misty" is NOT co-dominant.
One of the indicators for a "misty"-mutation is, that the inheritance is co-dominant.

The misty mutation may present with single or double factor, the effect is particularly evident when it is produced double factor, as the colors become much more intense.

In the Green Series - The blue is replaced by brown
In the Blue Series - The Blue is replaced by grey or brown

More Information will be coming soon on the Misty Parrotlet Mutation as the breeders release it.
 

Some general public information and photo links are listed below.

A very pretty and brand-new color mutation currently being developed by rare mutation breeders.
We will post more information on this mutation as it becomes available on a public forum or as soon as the breeder shares the info.
The information I have posted and the off site links are a result of me searching the internet trying to find current information about this mutation. Very little information has been published.
Currently we do not have a photo, However - This mutation is currently being debated by  a few top breeders online and photos are being circulated all over FaceBook in the many different public parrotlet groups so we are able to LINK to a few, but can not post them until the breeders or customers who purchased them send us photos.
Below are some direct links to a few beautiful photos of this mutation.

 

Green Misty Parrotlet - GREEN SERIES
Searching some of the sites in Europe I found an advertisement for the Green Misty Parrotlet
Here is a link to the photo.
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in new window) - Green Misty Parrotlets

Blue Pastel DF / Misty Parrotlet Dark Factor
Photo #A
  (off-site link opens in new window)

Blue Pastel / Marbled Misty Parrotlet
A Beautiful Female,  Visit the Breeders website
Photo #A Female
(off-site link opens in a new window)  

Photo #B
Female (off-site link opens in a new window)  
Photo #C  Pied      (off-site link opens in a new window)

Blue Pied DF / Misty Parrotlet
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in new window)

Blue Fallow Misty Pied Parrotlet EF / Double Factor  - BLUE SERIES
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in new window) - Blue Fallow Misty Pied
Photo #B  (off-site link opens in new window)  - Blue Fallow Misty Pied


Green Misty Parrotlet
A Beautiful Male, Visit the breeders website, is listed on the photos.
Photo #A Male 
(off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #B  Pair  (off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #C  Pair  (off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #D  Pair  (off-site link opens in a new window)
Photo #E Male  (off-site link opens in a new window)

Green Dark EF / Misty Parrotlet
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in new window)

Yellow Pastel / Marbled Misty Parrotlet
Visit the breeders website, is listed on the photos.
Photo #A Male
(off-site link opens in a new window)

Yellow Pastel Pied DF / Misty Parrotlet / Dark Factor
Photo #A  (off-site link opens in a new window)

 

General Pricing Guide & Info: 
Average Price in the UK and Europe for a Misty Parrotlet is $50 to $90 US Dollars for the easy to find mutations.
Here in the States we have a very limited supply of the Misty Mutation resulting in prices being much higher.


Across the internet I have found them priced for as much as $5000.00 each.
If this mutation  takes off the price will drop drastically over the next couple of years.
Some of the breeders who have been around for a while will remember when Blue Parrotlets first came out they were priced around $2000 each. I found a few classified ads from Europe offering Misty Parrotlet Mutations for around 35 pounds. That would be about $52 in US money. The problem is these birds can no be imported into the US making them extremely rare here in the States. I also found some information on Misty Green-Rumped Parrotlet Mutations. Currently the only parrotlet that this mutations is available in or being developed in is the Pacific Parrotlet also called the Celestial Parrotlet here in the States. I assume more information on this mutation will be released by the breeders soon.


LuckyFeathers Average Price $
Not Available - If you are interested in getting one of these mutations send me and email and I will email you the website information for one of the breeders and you can contact them directly. Or a couple of the photos that I like to have the breeders website included directly on the photos.

NOTE:
 
If you have new Information about the Misty Parrotlet that you would like to share.
please contribute here.


Mutation:
Wiki
The changing of the structure of a gene, resulting in a variant form that may be transmitted to subsequent generations, caused by the alteration of single base units in DNA, or the deletion, insertion, or rearrangement of larger sections of genes or chromosomes. Used: To describe the color of a bird, the background genes of a bird and or what the bird is spit to.  (Top of page)


Primary Mutations  
In Pacific Parrotlets the following are some Primary Color Mutations.
Fallow
Cinnamon
Lutino
Blue
Dilutes
Pied (Both dominant and recessive)
Pastel


Rare: 
Or - Rare Color, Rare Color Mutation, Rare Parrotlet Mutation

On this page when I use the word rare I generally mean hard to find. Meaning that the color or mutation is not always available or not easy to find when looking to purchase one. New color mutations may in fact be hard to find or even called rare, However it is the pure wild type clean green birds that are truly the rarest parrotlets and the hardest to find.


Recessive:  
A recessive gene color means that two copies of the gene must be present in order for the color mutation or trait to develop. Both the father and the mother must have the gene. For example a green bird (male or female) that is split to yellow must be paired with a mate that also is split to yellow in order to produce yellow babies. Most color mutations are recessive. An example of a mutation that is not recessive is pied.  Pied is a dominant color mutation meaning that only one of the parents need to be pied or be split to pied in order to produce pied babies. (Top of page)


Split: (split / double split & triple split)  
Split is just "bird talk" for heterozygous.
Layman breeder talk - Split in most cases is a quick way of saying what color one of the babies parents were.
Example Blue split to pastel - might mean that the birds father or mother was pastel or carried the pastel gene.

Also see: Single Split Mutation Breeding

Example #1
Split means that the parrotlet is visually green, but it has the gene of a color mutation. So "split to blue" looks green but has a green gene and a blue gene. When bred with a blue parrotlet (having 2 blue genes), half of the offspring will be blue (a blue gene from the split to blue parent and a blue gene from the blue parent), the other half will be visually green, split to blue (a green gene from the split to blue parent and a blue gene from the blue parent). Thus the color mutations are recessive, requiring both genes to be that color for the bird to have that color visually.
The above example can also be applied to the American yellow and other color mutations.

Example Squares

Split to blue parent Blue parent
GB
BB
Offspring:
GB GB BB BB


Example #2
Split means that the bird carries the gene for a recessive color mutation that is not displayed in the actual color of the bird because they only have one copy of the gene. For example if you wanted to produce yellow babies, you would want to pair up two birds that are both split to yellow. The split color is actually the hidden color that is not visible on the bird. A blue bird that is split to yellow simply means that the bird is blue but it carries the yellow mutation gene in its bloodline. If you have a blue bird that came from a yellow father and the mother was blue - the breeder would most likely list this blue bird as (Blue split to yellow) The split color of a bird is generally important to the breeder, However for the pet owner that is not going to breed the bird the split is not important. Also it is important to note that just because one of the parents was yellow, blue or any color other than the normal color, it does not mean or guarantee that all of the babies born (hatched) from those parents will be split. In most cases the split color can not be guaranteed and simply (only) means that one of the parents or grandparents was the split color. In the bird world many splits are sex-linked, meaning that only the mother or father can pass that gene/mutation off to babies. With parrotlets it is believed that the only sex-linked mutation is
Cinnamon- Isabelle.  

*I have listed a very simple and general definition here for split. I recommend anyone who wants to learn more about splits and the full meaning of split
mutations to do an internet search for study.


 Turquoise Genetics
Has been moved to (Mutation Breeding Section) Turquoise Breeding


 

Mutation Breeding
Punnett's Square  & Color Mutation Breeding Examples
 
Learn more about Punnett's Square with Wiki
 
Basics -

Determine the genotypes of the parent organisms. For one specific trait use two letters to represent the genotype. A capital letter represents the dominant form of a gene (allele), and a lowercase letter is the abbreviation for the recessive form of the gene (allele). Dominant genes are listed first.
Write down your "cross" (mating).
Draw a p-square.
"Split" the letters of the genotype for each parent & put them "outside" the p-square. Take the genotype letters of one parent, split them and put them on the left, outside the rows of the p-square. Take the two letters of the second parent's genotype, split them up, and place them above each of the two columns of the p-square.
Determine the possible genotypes of the offspring by filling in the p-square. Do this by taking a letter from the left & matching it with a letter from the top.
Summarize the results (genotypes & phenotypes of offspring) by reporting the findings. There will always be two letters in each of the four boxes.

 

Breeding Recessive mutations demonstrated using Punnett's Square
Each bird donates one set of chromosomes expressed with capital letters to demonstrate dominance. Recessive mutations are expressed with lower case letters. In this example "G" = Dominate Normal Green bird not having any blue genes is expressed as "GG". A blue bird is expressed as "bb". A green split to blue bird is expressed as "Gb" denoting one blue gene.

 

Single Mutations - the following examples are valid for working with any autosomal recessive mutation. Although the blue mutation has been used in these examples, these Punnett Squares will apply to Blue, American Yellow, Pastel (European Yellow), Lutino, or Fallow.
 

GG = GREEN BIRD WITH NO SPLITS
bb = Blue Bird
Gb = Green Split to Blue

 

Percentages Below Are Based On 100 Babies
For example when we say 25% Blue Babies - that means that out of 100 babies being hatched 25% of them should be visually blue. When you have a 25% chance of blue it does not mean that 25% of every clutch will be blue (one out of four) It is just a guideline. In fact with a 25% chance or even a 50% chance you could end up with every baby in that clutch turning out to be visually blue or end up with no babies in the clutch being blue and every baby turning out green. The percentages are based on the pair having 100 babies over their life time, and in most cases this amount of babies is not even possible without over breeding.
 

Breeding Single Split Mutations
GREEN WITH NO SPLITS (GG) *BRED-TO* GREEN WITH NO SPLITS (GG)
 
Results:
100% green clean green babies
- It is very very rare now to find a green that has no splits / aka: clean green
Because these birds have been here in the states now for many years they have been bred with lots of different color mutations. When you think you have a clean green bird, You still can not be 100% sure. Someplace in that birds background it may have been crossed with a mutation. Even 4 to 6 generations back. If this is the case - you do not have a clean green.

Most breeders follow something close to the below guidelines
3 generations or less of natural green breeding - Green Parrotlet / Not clean green
3 to 8 generations of natural green breeding - Essential Green / Not clean green
8 generations or more of natural breeding - Clean Green / and possibly still classified as
Essential Green. Only Wild Caught Green Birds are - True Clean Greens
 
 
BLUE (bb) *BRED-TO* GREEN WITH NO SPLITS (GG)
 
   
  b b
G Gb Gb
G Gb Gb
Blue (bb) to Normal Green (BB)
Results:
100% green/split blue (Gb)
 
   

 
For example if you breed a

Blue bird to a green bird with no splits = 100% visually green babies split to blue
Yellow bird to a green bird with no splits = 100% visually green babies split to yellow
Pastel bird to a green bird with no splits = 100% visually green babies split to pastel
Dilute bird to a green bird with no splits = 100% visually green babies split to dilute
(Any color) bird bred to a green Bird with no splits
= 100% visually green babies split to (any color)

   
 
BLUE (bb) *BRED-TO* GREEN SPLIT TO BLUE (Bb)  OR
GREEN SPLIT TO BLUE (Bb) *BRED-TO*  BLUE (bb)
 
   
  b b
G Gb Gb
b bb bb
Blue (bb) to split blue (Bb)
Results:
50% visual blue (bb)
50% green/split blue (Gb)
 
   

 
Here you have a visual green bird that is split to blue (carries the blue gene) being bred to a blue bird. (same in reverse) and  (just because the bird is blue does not mean it is 100% blue, it will always carry the normal green genes - every parrotlet no matter what color will also carry the normal green genes in the DNA.) Because both of these birds carry the blue gene you now have the possibility of getting visually blue babies. But you always have the possibility of getting green babies - Always!

More examples - if you breed a

Yellow bird to a green bird split to yellow = 50% yellow - 50% green split to yellow
Pastel bird to a green bird split to pastel = 50% pastel - 50% green split to pastel
Dilute
bird to a green bird split to dilute = 50% dilute - 50% green split to dilute

(Any color) bird bred to a green Bird but with the same color split =
50% visually (of the split color) & 50% green split to whatever the split color used was.

   
 
GREEN SPLIT TO BLUE (Gb) *BRED-TO* GREEN SPLIT TO BLUE (Gb)
 
   
  G b
G GG Gb
b bG bb
Split blue (Bb) to split blue (Bb)
Results:
25% normal green (GG) **
50% green/split blue (Gb) **
25% visual blue (bb)

** It is not possible to visually determine a normal from a split, they must be test bred
 
   

 
Here you have two visually green birds, However both of them carry the blue gene in their bloodline. This will allow some of the eggs that are being developed to snap to the blue gene being carried from both parents resulting in visually blue birds (about 25%) It also allows the dominate and normal green gene to snap from both sides resulting in the possibility of visual green babies that are clean green, However and because it also can allow the dominate green from both sides to snap but attach the blue gene along with it you have the possibility of visually green babies that are split to blue (carrying the blue gene) Since this is a possibility you will never know for sure - even with test breeding if any of the green babies are true clean green. But they could be! - It would be a very slim chance because the blue gene could have attached its self and not show up in any test breeding for generations or years later. In other words you could breed the babies produced from this pair and continue to breed them to green birds for generations down the road, and then all of the sudden BAM a blue baby pops out of an egg 5 or 6 years later. This is just another example of why the true clean green is the most rare of all the parrotlet colors. Because you can never guarantee the genetics wont surface later.

More examples
This combination will work the same with any other single mutation
For example if we use Yellow in place of Blue

Green Split to Yellow
*BRED-TO* Green Split to Yellow
Results:
25% normal green
50% green/split yellow
25% visual yellow

   
 
GREEN SPLIT TO BLUE (Gb) *BRED-TO* GREEN WITH NO SPLITS (GG)
   
  G b
G GG Gb
G GG Gb
Split blue (Bb) to normal green (BB)
Results:
50% normal green (GG) **
50% green/split blue (Gb) **

** It is not possible to visually determine a normal from a split, they must be test bred
 

Here we have a visual green bird that is split to blue being bred to a visual green bird with no splits. Because only one of the parents carries a split color (blue) none of the babies will be visually blue. They will all turn out greed. However 50% of them will be green split to blue. Remember that not all of the babies will be split to blue, the other 50% will be normal green babies with no splits.

More examples
This combination will work the same with any other single mutation
For example if we use Yellow in place of Blue

Green Split to Yellow
*BRED-TO* Green with no splits
Results:
50% normal green
50% green/split yellow

   
   
Breeding Double Split Mutations

Double Splits or Double Mutations
- the following examples are valid for working with any two autosomal recessive mutations. These Punnett Squares will apply to any combination of Blue, American Yellow, Pastel (European Yellow), Lutino, or Fallow.

 
BLUE SPLIT TO YELLOW *BRED-TO* YELLOW SPLIT TO BLUE
 
   
  bY bY
By Bb
Yy
Bb
Yy
By Bb
Yy
Bb
Yy
Blue (bbYY) to Yellow (BByy)
Results:
100% green/split blue & yellow (BbYy) (double split)
 
   

 

  BY By bY by
BY BB
YY
BB
Yy
Bb
YY
Bb
Yy
By BB
yY
BB
yy
Bb
yY
Bb
yy
bY bB
YY
bB
Yy
bb
YY
bb
Yy
by bB
yY
bB
yy
bb
yY
bb
yy
Double split (BbYy) (blue & yellow) to double split (BbYy) (blue & yellow)
Results:
  6.25% normal green (BBYY) **
12.5 normal green/split yellow (BByY) **
12.5 normal green/split blue (bBYY) **
25% normal green/split yellow & blue (BbYy) (double split) **
  6.25% Yellow (BByy) **
12.5% Yellow/split blue (bByy) **
  6.25% Blue (bbYY) **
12.5% Blue/split yellow (bbYy) **
  6.25% White (bbyy)

** It is not possible to visually determine whether any bird is a split, they must be test bred
 

 
   

  by by
bY bb
Yy
bb
Yy
bY bb
Yy
bb
Yy
White (bbyy) to Blue (bbYY)
Results:
100% blue/split yellow (bbYy)
   

 
   
 Breeding Turquoise Mutations   
Turquoise Pacific Parrotlet / Turquoise Forpus Coelestis / Turquoise Celestial Parrotlet
 
A genetically incomplete blue with both green and blue markings; face is usually green with a blue body. They have dark eyes and the males retain dark blue cobalt markings on the wings and rump area. Fallows are visually the same except they have red or ruby eyes.

Turquoise alone is recessive; You need two turquoise parents
(one may be a carrier) to get a baby turquoise.  (Carrier = Split to or carries the gene)

But, since Turquoise does not have its own locus (place), it uses the locus of
the Blue. Thus, when Blue is present with Turquoise, both mutations have to
share the same locus, and the Turquoise can be considered as co-dominant
with blue: One allele Turquoise and one allele Blue.
In your specific case, pairing a Turquoise and a Blue parrotlet you will get
Turquoise-and-Blue parrotlets, referred to as TurquoiseBlue.

Luckyfeathers - When I use the word split to Turquoise I am referring to one of the parents as being Turquoise. Correctly it would be split to TurquoiseBlue since blue and turquoise share the same locus.

TurquoiseBlue (written with both names together, to indicate co-dominance).

The possible allele combinations are:

-Green and Turquoise: a green parrotlet, split to turquoise.
-Turquoise and turquoise: a homozygous Turquoise parrotlet.
-Turquoise and blue: a heterozygous TurquoiseBlue parrotlet


Pairings:

1- Pairing a Turquoise to a Turquoise:
100% Turquoise babies.

2- Pairing a Green to a Turquoise:
100% Green/Turquoise.

3- Pairing a Green to a TurquoiseBlue:
50% Green/Blue,
50% Green/Turquoise.

4- Pairing a Green to a Green/Turquoise
50% Green
50% Green/Turquoise

5- Pairing a Green/Turquoise to a Green/Turquoise:
50% Green/Turquoise babies,
25% Green,
25% Turquoise.

6- Pairing a Green/Turquoise to a TurquoiseBlue:
25% Turquoise,
25% TurquoiseBlue,
25% Green/Blue,
25% Green/Turquoise.

7- Pairing a green/turquoise with a blue:
50% TurquoiseBlue,
50% green/blue.

8- Pairing a Green/Turquoise to a Turquoise
50% Green/Turquoise,
50% Turquoise

9- Pairing a Turquoise to a Blue:
100% TurquoiseBlue.

10- Pairing a TurquoiseBlue to a TurquoiseBlue:
50% TurquoiseBlue,
25% Turquoise,
25% Blue.

11- Pairing a Turquoise to a TurquoiseBlue:
50% Turquoise,
50% TurquoiseBlue.


Pairings 3, 4, 5, and 6 should be avoided as it will be impossible to
identify the genetics of the green baby birds without test-mating them.

The Turquoise mutation may be combined with any other mutations.
 Example:
American Yellow Turquoise
American White Turquoise
Fallow TurquoiseBlue
Pied Turquoise, and etc.

As an exception, the Lutino Turquoise is visually pure Lutino; Turquoise
will be hidden, even though it is there and it is transmissible to the
descendants.

 
↓   Breeding Blue Dilutes -  Whites     
 
Below are some example pairings that produce Blue Dilutes or also called whites  and the other double gene mutations.

Double split to blue & yellow paired with a blue split to yellow:
12.5% Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White
12.5% blue
12.5% split to blue
12.5% American yellow split to blue
25% double split to blue and yellow
25% blue split to yellow

Double split to blue & yellow paired with a yellow split to blue:
12.5% Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White
12.5% American yellow
12.5% split to yellow
12.5% blue split to yellow
25% double split to blue and yellow
25% American yellow split to blue

Blue split to yellow paired with a yellow split to blue:
25% Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White
25% blue split to yellow
25% American yellow split to blue
25% double split to blue and yellow
 

Double split to blue & yellow paired with white:
25% Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White
25% blue split to yellow
25% American yellow split to blue
25% double split to blue and yellow
 

Blue split to yellow paired with white:
50% Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White
50% blue split to yellow
 

Yellow split to blue paired with white:
50% Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White
50% American yellow split to blue

Another example in the genetics of mutations:
In order to understand how the whites are produced, you have to think of each parrotlet as having four color mutation genes, rather than two. Each parent contributes two color mutation genes to their offspring.

Showing all four color mutation genes

Nomal green: GGGG
Visual blue: BBGG
Split to blue: BGGG
Visual Yellow:YYGG
Split to yellow: YGGG

The color genes of the double splits, blue split to yellow,
yellow split to blue and white
.


Double split to blue and yellow: BGYG
Blue split to yellow: BGBY
Yellow split to blue: YGYB
Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White: BBYY

A Blue split to yellow
paired with a Yellow split to blue:

Blue split to yellow Yellow split to blue
BG BY YG YB
Produces
BG YG = Double split to blue and yellow
BG YB = Blue split to yellow
BY YG = Yellow split to blue
BY YB =
Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White

OR
A double split to blue and yellow
can contribute these color gene combinations

GG BG YG BY
When paired with a white, who can only contribute one color gene combination
BY BY
The possible offspring are:
BY GG = Double split to blue and yellow
BY BG = Blue split to yellow
BY YG = Yellow split to blue
BY BY = Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White

OR
A Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White
BY BY
When paired with a blue split to yellow
BG BY
The possible offspring are:
BY BG = Blue split to yellow
BY BY = Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White

OR
A double split to blue and yellow paired with a blue split to yellow

Double split to blue and yellow
GG BG YG BY
Blue split to yellow

Produces
GG BG = Split to blue
GG BY = Double split to blue and yellow
BG BG = Blue
BG BY = Blue split to yellow
YG BG = Double split to blue and yellow
YG BY = Yellow split to blue
BY BG = Blue split to yellow
BY BY = Blue Dilute - also called - white or American White

 

Parrotlet Breeding of the Blue Dilute - Whites
Resorces From:  web.archive.org

 

 

↓    Breeding Dark Factor Parrotlets     

   
Dark Factor Parrotlet Breeding Information
Coming Soon.

For now please see our section on understanding the
Dark Factor Genetics In Parrotlets

 

 

 

 
   
 


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Mutations - Colors

 
 
Forpus Coelestis
The scientific name for the Pacific Parrotlet
     

Albino Forpus Coelestis
American Dark Factor Forpus Coelestis

American White Forpus Coelestis
American White Pied Forpus Coelestis
American Yellow Forpus Coelestis
American Yellow Fallow Forpus Coelestis

Blue Forpus Coelestis
Blue Dark Factor Fallow Forpus Coelestis
Blue
Dilute Forpus Coelestis
Blue
Faded Pied Forpus Coelestis
Blue Fallow Forpus Coelestis
Blue Fallow Misty Pied Forpus Coelestis
Blue Fallow Turquoise Pied
Blue Grey-Back Forpus Coelestis
Blue Lutino Forpus Coelestis
Blue Grey-Back Fallow Forpus Coelestis
Blue Pastel Forpus Coelestis
(Marbled)
Blue Pied Forpus Coelestis

Blue Pied Fallow Forpus Coelestis
Blue White-Head Forpus Coelestis

Cinnamon Forpus Coelestis

Clean Green Forpus Coelestis
Creamino Forpus Coelestis
DD Blue Forpus Coelestis
European Yellow Forpus Coelestis
Essential Green Forpus Coelestis
Euwing Pied Forpus Coelestis

Freckled  Forpus Coelestis

Grey Forpus Coelestis

Green Forpus Coelestis
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Essential Green or Clean Green
Green Fallow Forpus Coelestis
Green Grey-Back Forpus Coelestis
Green Olive Forpus Coelestis
Green Pastel Forpus Coelestis
(Marbled)
Green Pastel Fallow Forpus Coelestis
Green Pied Forpus Coelestis

Halfsider Forpus Coelestis
Isabelle Forpus Coelestis
Lutino Forpus Coelestis
Mauve Forpus Coelestis
Mauve Cinnamon Forpus Coelestis

Mauve Fallow Forpus Coelestis
Olive
Forpus Coelestis
Slate Forpus Coelestis
Snow
Forpus Coelestis
Turquoise Forpus Coelestis

Turquoise Fallow Forpus Coelestis
Turquoise Dilute Forpus Coelestis

Turquoise Dilute Fallow Forpus Coelestis
Turquoise Pastel Forpus Coelestis
Turquoise Pied Forpus Coelestis

Turquoise Pied Fallow Forpus Coelestis
 

 

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Turquoise Tinted Forpus Coelestis
True-Blue Forpus Coelestis

True-Turquoise Forpus Coelestis
White Forpus Coelestis
White-Faced Lutino Forpus Coelestis
White Cinnamon Pied Forpus Coelestis
White
Cinnamon Fallow Pied Forpus Coelestis
White Lutino Forpus Coelestis
White Pastel Pied Forpus Coelestis

White Pied Forpus Coelestis

White Turquoise Pied Forpus Coelestis

Yellow Forpus Coelestis
Yellow Dilute Forpus Coelestis

Yellow Fallow Forpus Coelestis

Yellow Pied Forpus Coelestis
Yellow-Front Pastel Forpus Coelestis

Yellow-Front Pied Forpus Coelestis
Yellow-Head Pacific Forpus Coelestis

Yellow Pastel Forpus Coelestis


More Color Mutations
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Celestial Parrotlet
Another name the pacific parrotlet is called
 
     

Albino Celestial Parrotlet
American Dark Factor Celestial Parrotlet

American White Celestial Parrotlet
American White Pied Celestial Parrotlet
American Yellow Celestial Parrotlet
American Yellow Fallow Celestial Parrotlet

Blue Celestial Parrotlet
Blue Dark Factor Fallow Celestial Parrotlet
Blue
Dilute Celestial Parrotlet
Blue
Faded Pied Celestial Parrotlet
Blue Fallow Celestial Parrotlet
Blue Fallow Misty Pied Celestial Parrotlet
Blue Fallow Turquoise Pied
Blue Grey-Back Celestial Parrotlet
Blue Lutino Celestial Parrotlet
Blue Grey-Back Fallow Celestial Parrotlet
Blue Pastel Celestial Parrotlet
(Marbled)
Blue Pied Celestial Parrotlet

Blue Pied Fallow Celestial Parrotlet
Blue White-Head Celestial Parrotlet

Cinnamon Celestial Parrotlet

Clean Green Celestial Parrotlet
Creamino Celestial Parrotlet
DD Blue Celestial Parrotlet
European Yellow Celestial Parrotlet
Essential Green Celestial Parrotlet
Euwing Pied Celestial Parrotlet

Freckled  Celestial Parrotlet

Grey Celestial Parrotlet

Green Celestial Parrotlet
             *
Essential Green or Clean Green
Green Fallow Celestial Parrotlet
Green Grey-Back Celestial Parrotlet
Green Olive Celestial Parrotlet
Green Pastel Celestial Parrotlet
(Marbled)
Green Pastel Fallow Celestial Parrotlet
Green Pied Celestial Parrotlet

Halfsider Celestial Parrotlet
Isabelle Celestial Parrotlet
Lutino Celestial Parrotlet
Mauve Celestial Parrotlet
Mauve Cinnamon Celestial Parrotlet

Mauve Fallow Celestial Parrotlet
Olive
Celestial Parrotlet
Slate Celestial Parrotlet
Snow
Celestial Parrotlet
Turquoise Celestial Parrotlet

Turquoise Fallow Celestial Parrotlet
Turquoise Dilute Celestial Parrotlet

Turquoise Dilute Fallow Celestial Parrotlet
Turquoise Pastel Celestial Parrotlet
Turquoise Pied Celestial Parrotlet

Turquoise Pied Fallow Celestial Parrotlet

 

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Turquoise Tinted Celestial Parrotlet
True-Blue Celestial Parrotlet

True-Turquoise Celestial Parrotlet
White Celestial Parrotlet
White-Faced Lutino Celestial Parrotlet
White Cinnamon Pied Celestial Parrotlet
White
Cinnamon Fallow Pied Celestial Parrotlet
White Lutino Celestial Parrotlet
White Pastel Pied Celestial Parrotlet

White Pied Celestial Parrotlet

White Turquoise Pied Celestial Parrotlet

Yellow Celestial Parrotlet
Yellow Dilute Celestial Parrotlet

Yellow Fallow Celestial Parrotlet

Yellow Pied Celestial Parrotlet
Yellow-Front Pastel Celestial Parrotlet

Yellow-Front Pied Celestial Parrotlet
Yellow-Head Pacific Celestial Parrotlet

Yellow Pastel Celestial Parrotlet


More Color Mutations
Coming Soon

 

 

     
 


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Pacific Parrotlet Mutation Chart

Note - information: - The above color mutations are only to be used as a guideline to help you and are subject to different breeders and standards. Because we now have over 50 different actual visual shades and colors of Parrotlets and no regulatory association making the color standards, I have decided to use the color mutations I have posted below in my aviary so that I can have a regular standard to follow for now. If you are a serious breeder And collector of rare Parrotlets the mutations listed below may help you when it comes time to list the colors you have. As time progresses different colors and mutations will come into play and will be added to the below list. If you are a breeder of rare parrotlets please send us photos so that we can keep the list updated. I will add a link to your website. Contribute

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Parrotlet Mutations  Parrotlet Mutation Chart  Parrotlet Color Mutations & Pricing Guide  Parrotlet Mutation Genes  Parrotlet Mutation Genetics

Keywords and Tags
RARE PARROTLET SPLITS
Dilute Turquoise Pied, Split to Fallow (Very Rare & Hard To Find color mutation)
Blue Pied, Split to Yellow + Fallow (Very Rare & Hard To Find)
Green Triple Split, to Fallow (Very Rare & Hard To Find)
Turquoise Pied, Split to Yellow + Fallow (Very Rare & Hard To Find)
White Pied, Split to Yellow + Fallow (Very Rare & Hard To Find)
Dilute Turquoise, Split to Fallow (Very Rare & Hard To Find)
Turquoise Green Head, Split to Yellow + Fallow
Yellow, Split to Blue + Fallow
Yellow, Split to Turquoise + Fallow – (Rare)
Yellow, Split to Fallow
White, Split to Fallow
Blue, Split to Yellow + Fallow
Blue, Split to Fallow
Blue, Split to Yellow
Turquoise, Split to Fallow
DILUTE TURQUOISE PARROTLETS
Dilute Turquoise
TURQUOISE GREEN HEAD PARROTLETS
Turquoise Green Head
SPECTACLE PARROTLETS
Pair of Spectacle Parrotlets
Single Spectacle Parrotlet
FALLOW MUTATION PARROTLETS
White Fallow Cinnamon Pied
White Fallow Creamino – (Very Rare & Hard To Find)
White Fallow Turquoise Pied – (Very Rare & Hard To Find)
Blue Fallow Turquoise Pied – (Very Rare & Hard To Find)
Cinnamon Turquoise Fallow Pied – (Very Rare & Hard To Find)
Dilute Turquoise Fallow Pied –
Dilute Turquoise Fallow –
Blue Pied Fallow –
White Fallow Pied –
Yellow Fallow –
White Fallow –
Blue Fallow –
Turquoise Fallow –
Olive Green Fallow –
Silvergray Violet Fallow –
MIXED PIED PARROTLETS
Turquoise Pied –
Blue Pieds –
Green Pieds –
White Pieds –
OTHER PARROTLETS
American Yellow Parrotlets –
American White Parrotlets –
Blue Parrotlets –
Green Parrotlets –
Misty Pied Parrotlets
  Misty Fallow Parrotlets
  Misty Parrotlets EF/DF
 double factor misty
Turquoise Fallow Pied Misty  Blue Fallow Pied Misty EF Parrotlets

GREEN SERIES BLUE SERIES
GREEN (WILD COLOR) BLUE (BASE COLOR FOR THIS SERIES)
AMERICAN YELLOW AMERICAN WHITE ( the American yellow mutation with the extra blue gene).
GREEN FALLOW BLUE FALLOW (the green fallow mutation with the extra blue gene).
GREEN MARBLED BLUE MARBLED (the green marbled mutation with the extra blue gene).
GREEN PIED BLUE PIED (the green pied mutation with the extra blue gene).
GREEN CINNAMON BLUE CINNAMON (the green cinnamon mutation with the extra blue gene).
GREEN GREY BLUE GREY (the green grey mutation with the extra blue gene).
DARK GREEN COBALT ( the dark factor gene with the blue gene).
OLIVE MAUVE (a double dark factor gene with the blue gene).
MISTY GREEN MISTY BLUE (the misty green mutation with the extra blue gene).

 

Color Mutation Terms

Allele - Copy of a gene that may be exactly the same or a slightly different version. Alleles may be dominant or recessive.

Color Mutation - A genetically altered bird which results in abnormal feather color.

Combination Mutation ­– This involves combining two different color mutations to produce a new color. Albino and American “white” are two examples of combination mutations. With parrotlet genes being recessive, it takes at least two generations (creating double-splits and then breeding to unrelated double splits) to create a combination mutation.

Dominant Mutation or Autosomal Dominant Inheritance
– Influences the phenotype even if it is present in only one copy of the allele. In other words, the gene is said to be dominant when only one parent passed on the genetic trait to produce visual offspring.

Double Split - A “double split” is a parrotlet that carries two color genes.

Genotype - The genes of an organism. Refers to the an individual's genetic make up

Heterozygous - Hybrid or combination genotype which means having two different alleles for a single trait.

Homozygous - Pure genotype that has the same allele on both of its homologous chromosomes.

Inbreeding – Breeding closely related birds such as father-daughter, sister-brother and mother-son.

Line Breeding – Breeding related birds such as grandfather-granddaughter, grandmother-grandson and cousins.

Outcrossing – Breeding a mutation to a normal green wild-type Pacific.

Phenotype - The physical appearance of a trait in an organism. Refers to the traits or features that an individual displays.

Primary Mutation – A “primary mutation” is a single factor color mutation and include blue, yellow, pastel, fallow, cinnamon and lutino.

Recessive Mutation or Autosomal Recessive Inheritance – Influences the phenotype when present in both copies one copies of the allele In other words, needs both parents carrying the same genetic trait in order to pass it on and produce visual offspring.

Sex-Linked Mutation – A genetic trait carried by a chromosome that determines the animal's sex. Males have two chromosomes which are the same "ZZ" while females have a different pairing of "Zw". This is opposite from mammal genetics. For a female to be produced the male parent must be at least split for the mutation. Females cannot be split for sex-linked mutations, only the males. Recessive color mutations cannot be sex-linked.

Split - The term “split” refers to a parrotlet that looks like a normal, wild type (green) but carries one or more color mutation genes.

Visual - The term “visual” refers to a parrotlet that is a visual color mutation – that is the color is visible to the observer.

 

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