Pearl cockatiel

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This description of the Pearl cockatiel Mutation standard is written from a female Pearl cockatiel that has completed its adult molt.

In italics, the physical characteristics of the Pearl cockatiel male in juvenile plumage will appear.
The breeder who presents males accepts the risk of being penalized in the competitions.

Pearl pied cockatiel


The crest is gray in color but there are some pale yellow shades at the roots of the feathers on the forehead.
At their roots, the feathers of the hoopoe are the same yellow color as those of the head. The longest crest feathers may turn slightly gray towards their tips.

Pearl cockatiel male or female

SOURCE:Kevin and Krista’s Flock



In the ear region, there is a round orange-red spot (called mumps) 1.5 centimeters in diameter. The cockatiel color is duller than in the cockatiel pearl male.

Although this mumps is circular in shape and requires delineation in the Pearl cockatiel male, the Pearl cockatiel female standard tolerates small yellow and gray encrustation on the outer periphery of these mumps. This tolerance excludes any significant indentations.

In the ear region, there are around orange-red spots 1.8 centimeters in diameter. This region should also be clearly demarcated from the yellow color of the head and not have any encrustation. The orange-red color must be uniform and well contrasted.

The space covering the underside of the eye up to the cheeks and between the beak and the mumps is yellow and gray in color. The space running from the top of the nostrils to the eye contour is also yellow and gray in color.
The Upper and back of the head form a narrow dark gray band behind the crest.

This band widens along each side of the head following the orange-red color and joins on the neck. The color is dark gray on the back of the head and lighter gray on the chest without any encrustation. Depigmentations of melanin on these coverts, giving an image of white water drops, are present.

pearl cockatiel  male or female :

Pearl cockatiel

pearl pied cockatiel

Nape, Back, Rump, Sus-Caudales

All these areas should be dark gray in color with depigmentation of the feathers. The alternation of melanins and psittacines (white or yellow) should produce a drawing hemmed with a very fine border on each feather.

The drawing is in a half-moon on the coverts of the neck then it “becomes oval” gradually as it gains the back.
The rump is streaked with gray and white (or yellow). The upper tail is almost depigmented.



Pearl cockatiel wing feathers (coverts and flight feathers) are hemmed in dark gray except for a depigmented wing band that borders the outside of part of the wing (when it is at rest).

This band originates at the wing joint, runs along the wing at the fold-over 1.8 to 2 centimeters wide, and ends on the secondary flight feathers. The design of pearls is gradually and symmetrically “ovalized” by gaining more and more flight feathers: tertiary, secondary, and primary. The margins of the primary flight feathers are dark gray.

The elongated pattern of the wing strip must be regular, without any indentation with the dark gray color of the wing. The color must be white; some light yellow suffusions are accepted.


Chest, Belly, Panties, Underside

These areas are gray, with small rounded white beads on the chest. Yellow inlays on the belly are accepted in small quantities and provided that their design is regular and symmetrical.



The tail is light yellow except for a gray tip at their ends and the rachis of the rectrices. Some regular gray and yellow hatching is accepted on the underside of the tail.

Legs, Fingers, and Nails: The legs and feet are gray. The nails are black.





Pearl cockatiel male female difference

SOURCE: Denny the Budgie

Pearl cockatiel price

how much does cockatiels cost:

The Pearl cockatiel price costs  $150 to $200
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