Buy Lovely Albino Cockatiel Parrot Online For Sale
Buy Lovely Albino Cockatiel Parrot is not actually albino, and it has been said that a better name would be White-Faced Lutino Cockatiel. It is a combination of a Lutino Cockatiel and a White-Faced Cockatiel. The Lutino has red eyes, white to pale yellow feathers, and orange patches on its cheeks and the White-Faced Cockatiel is grey with a white or light gray face. Both the Lutino and the White-Face are mutations, which makes the Albino Cockatiel a double mutation.
|Scientific Name:||Nymphicus hollandicus|
|Adult Size:||12 to 13 inches|
|Life Expectancy:||~15 years|
Origin and History
There isn’t much information available on how the Albino Cockatiel originated. The “normal grey” Cockatiel has been bred for a variety of color mutations since the 1940s, and the Lutino was the second color mutation introduced in the United States. The White-Faced Cockatiel made its first appearance in 1964 and is a common mutation today.
Breeding the White-Faced and Lutino together is what gives the Albino Cockatiel it’s unique appearance. The Lutino gene removes the grey and black color of the White-Faced and adds the red eyes, and the White-Faced gene eliminates all of the orange and yellow coloring of the Lutino. In the end, you have an all-white bird with red eyes, which is not a true albino but has been given the name, nonetheless.