Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Snow" Parrotlets

On a parrotlet breeder website they have listed Snows(Pure Snow White with dark eyes) parrotlets for $700. Is there such a mutation? Just curious as in cockatiels we would call that a clear pied.

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Thank you for your email. Snows? Goodness! I wish people would at least attempt to use correct nomenclature; just because this is new mutation in parrotlets doesn’t mean it isn’t a new mutation in other birds. While IPS would not call that bird a ‘clear pied’ we would also not call it a ‘snow’. But to answer your question there IS a pure white bird with black eyes and it is a new mutation, no matter what they call it.

Sincerely yours,

Sandee L. Molenda, C.A.S.
The Parrotlet Ranch, Owner,
Join the International Parrotlet Society, – the World’s Largest and Oldest Parrotlet Organization
A Chattering Bird Builds No Nest.
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