Grass Parrots

scarlet-chested parrakeet mutations


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primary mutations

mutations definitions

usual name

 sex-linked mutations:

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Cinnamon: prevents the total oxydation of brown pigment into black pigment without reduction of the amount of pigment. The eye is red and quickly darkens with age.


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Lutino:  inability to produce any melanin pigment, blue parts turn into white, skin, nails and beak are pink, the eye is red.   


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Pallid:  less grey/black pigment is produced than in the wild type, giving a paler look with dark eye and more clear beak and nails. 

pallid (isabel)

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autosomal recessive mutations:


Blue: removes all the psittacin pigments (yellow, red etc.) giving blue and white areas


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parblue / aqua: reduced yellow family pigments (psittacin pigments) leaving a greenish blue and orangeyellow

aqua (seagreen) 

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parblue / turquoise : the psittacin pigments are more reduced than in the aqua, but still remaining in small quantity, leaving some green tinge and pale cream yelllow



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Fallow: changes all black pigments into brown shades, the eye is dark red, skin and nails are pale. The general  colour looks lighter.



 Violet: The Violet factor in Blue and Parblue is avalaible now in single and double factor .

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dominant mutations:


Grey: prevents all structural colours, producing a grey effect, there is no difference between the single and double factors. When combined with green it gives the "greygreen" and with blue it will give the "grey".  



Khaki: green is darker and blue is paler which makes the difference with a double dark factor green.
Only in Australia, not in Europe.


Pied: stops the deposition of melanin pigments within feathers in an irregular pattern  .


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mutation + selection:


red-fronted: spreading of the red pigment , dominant to normal but depending on  selection . 

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to see the combinations of mutations

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