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Different Types of Cockatiels

Some Types of Cockatiels and Color Mutations
1. Gray: These are common Cockatiels that have a lot of grey pigment.
2. Lutino: These are pure yellow Cockatiels that have no grey pigment whatsoever.
3. Blue Lutino: Similar to the Lutino only with a pale blue color as well.
4. Pearl: These Cockatiels have delightful speckles all across their body.
5. Pied: These Cockatiels are much like the Lutino only with grey streaks down their wings.
6. Emerald: These Cockatiels are mostly pale green.
7. Silver: Very similar to the Emerald these Cockatiels have silver coloring instead of green.
8. Fallow: Very similar to the Emerald these Cockatiels are a very pale, light brown color that hardly seems brown.
9. Albino: These Cockatiels are pure white with red eyes.
10. White Face: These Cockatiels can be almost any color but they will always have a white face.
11. Cinnamon: A Cockatiel very similar to the gray with paler colors.
12. Pastel: Very similar to the Emerald Cockatiel this Cockatiel has more yellow pigment and is paler.
13. Olive: These Cockatiels are almost identical to Emeralds only they are more of an olive color.


A Male Normal Grey Cockatiel provided by Australian National Cockatiel Society
These are only some of the many types of Cockatiels, some of which are color mutations. Color mutations are not bad at all; it is simply when a breeder breeds related Cockatiels or two different types of Cockatiels to get miraculous colors and new breeds! In general most Cockatiels are friendly and behavior depends on how the Cockatiel was raised not on the type at all.

Purchasing Cockatiels
How a Cockatiel was raised will definitely up or down the price. Hand raised Cockatiels will usually range from 50-100 dollars, sometimes more. Cockatiels that have not been hand raised will usually range from 30-100 dollars. As for color mutations it sometimes depends on which color mutation they are

Should I buy 1 or 2 or maybe 3? Which is it? Well it depends on your life style. If you are busy for most of the day at work or at home then buy 2 so they keep each other company. If you have a lot of spare time then buy 1 Cockatiel because you will be there to keep the Cockatiel company. If you have almost no time on your hands I wouldn't recommend a Cockatiel or any other bird because they will get lonely and grow attached to their cage because they were left in there alone for so long. If you plan to breed Cockatiels you obviously need 2; a male and a female. If you want to breed and get color mutations buy a pair of Cockatiels that are related or are different types.


Pictures of the Different Types of Cockatiels!
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A Male Cinnamon Cockatiel provided by the North American Cockatiel Society



A Normal Grey Male provided by the North American Cockatiel Society
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A Silver Cockatiel provided by the North American Cockatiel Society

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A Pearl Cockatiel provided by North American Cockatiel Society


A Fallow Cockatiel provided by the North American Cockatiel Society

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A Pied Cockatiel provided by North American Cockatiel Society



A Female Lacewing Platinum Pearl Cockatiel provided by Australian National Cockatiel Society


A Platinum Whiteface Cockatiel provided by Australian National Cockatiel Society



A Whiteface Lutino Female (Left) and a Whiteface Cinnamon Male (Right) provided by Australian National Cockatiel Society


A platinum Cockatiel provided by the Australian National Cockatiel Society



A Dominant Silver Whiteface Cockatiel provided by North American Cockatiel Society




A Cinnamon Pearl Whiteface Cockatiel provided by North American Cockatiel Society


A Platinum Lutino Cockatiel provided by Australian National Cockatiel Society
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A Pied Cockatiel provided by Cockatiel Rescue



An Albino Cockatiel provided by Cockatiel Rescue


A Whiteface Cockatiel provided by
Cockatiel Rescue

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Last Updated: June 21, 2004