What is the Rarest Quaker Parrot?

Monk parakeet (myiopsitta monachus), or quaker

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You may be wondering what is the rarest Quaker parrott and how rare it is to find it. If you are a fan of the colorful quacker you can learn more in this article. In this article you’ll learn about yellow and albino quackers how rare is the Lutino quacker and how many different colors Quakers come in.

Are yellow quaker parrots rare?

If you’re wondering if you can get a yellow quaker parrot you are not alone. The yellow color is quite rare among parrots but some individuals are able to acquire them as pets. This species of parrot is quite similar to the cockatiel and they can be as popular as any of the three. The main difference between these two parrot species is their coloring as they are both characterized by their bright colors. Compared to cockatiels these birds are remarkably hardy requiring fewer resources than their larger counterparts.

Quaker parrots are also known for being social animals. They tend to live in a group of at least three to five birds usually in a nest and communicate through visual tactile and chemical cues. Though they don’t typically approach humans in the wild they love the company of humans in captivity and do not shy away from humans. While their nest rooms are somewhat similar to humans they only have one chamber to house their eggs and one chamber is for the parents and older chicks.

How rare are albino quackers?

If you’re wondering if albino quackers are real then you’re not alone. Only a few people know this but it does happen! It’s actually a rare mutation known as Opaline. It was first achieved in 2001 in Europe by Mr. Xavier Favoreu and it has since spread throughout Europe. This mutation causes the bird’s feathers to be a mixture of green and yellow with strong tinges of yellow. The resulting feathers also change color when folded up.

What is a Lutino Quaker parrot?

The Quaker parrot is a medium-sized bird that originated in southeastern Brazil and Argentina. Aviculturists have successfully bred color mutations in the U.S. including the blue Quaker. This color mutation is a rare combination of pure yellow feathers and grayish white underparts. This bird is becoming increasingly popular and moderately priced. Its coloration is most resembled to that of a soft powdery Wedgewood with a silvery blue-gray breast.

The cinnamon-colored Quaker parrot is the product of a sex-linked recessive mutation. The color of this breed is very similar to brown but it’s much harder to find. As a result it costs approximately 600 to 650 dollars to buy one. The yellow-colored Quaker parrot is a much more affordable choice but you should think carefully about the price before purchasing one.

How many colors do Quakers come in?

There are many different varieties of quaker parrots. Some of these are called ‘designer parrots’ and are the result of crossing true breeding lines with random mutations. These designer birds come in all sorts of colors. Some of these have names like dark-eyed white cinnablue and green pallid. If you’re interested in purchasing a Quaker parrot there are some things you should know.

The natural Quaker parrot color is green with light-colored feathers on the head and tail. Other colors include blue and black. This parrot also has several color mutations. Rarer variations include blue-grey yellow-faced and cobalt-blue. Some breeders have created and named these color mutations. These unique color mutations are highly prized by collectors and tend to be more expensive than normal Quakers.

Emil Hall

Emil Hall

Raising a Quaker Parrot is not what you see in a Hollywood movie. As I quickly discovered when I got my first QP pal, they need a lot of love and some (not much really) special treatment.
Don't worry. I'll let you in on all of it `-)

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Raising a Quaker Parrot is not what you see in a Hollywood movie. As I quickly discovered when I got my first QP pal, they need a lot of love and some (not much really) special treatment.
Don’t worry. I’ll let you in on all of it `-)

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