The Yellowface Cockatiel is a rare breed that was first developed by breeders in Europe and the United States in the 1990s. This bird has similar markings to the Gray Cockatiel, but instead of orange cheeks, it has yellow-colored cheek patches. The Yellowface cheek patches are not usually the same yellow as the rest of the face, which means that you can still see some variance in the facial coloring. This is a rare variant, presumably because most breeders prefer the recognizable orange cheek patches.
The Yellowface Cockatiel mutation may also be known as the Yellow Cheek Cockatiel or the Sex Linked Yellow Cheek (SLYC) Cockatiel. This breed has a height of 12–13 inches, a weight of 2–4 ounces, and a lifespan of 15–20 years. It comes in a range of colors including gray, yellow, and white.
The Yellowface Cockatiel is suitable for both inexperienced and experienced bird owners wanting a sweet, friendly bird. This breed is known for its friendly, intelligent, fun, and interactive temperament. They are a great choice as a family pet because they are lively, intelligent, and interactive.
In the wild, Cockatiels are primarily gray with white wing bars. Males and females have orange cheeks, and males have yellow faces. There are some slight variations in these colors, and this is the variation that is most commonly found on the pet market, too. However, there are several mutations with varying levels of popularity and availability.
The Yellowface Cockatiel differs from most other Cockatiel variations by the fact it has yellow cheek patches rather than orange. The rest of the body may be the same gray and white as the standard Cockatiel, although the Yellowface mutation can combine with other mutations, as well.
The Yellowface Cockatiel is not believed to occur naturally in the wild, and it was developed by breeders. Although exact information is not known, it is believed that the Yellowface was first bred in Germany in 1990 and then imported to the U.S., legally, in 1992. However, some reports state that the Yellowcheek first appeared in an aviary in Florida in 1996. There are not believed to be any Yellowface Cockatiels in Australia, where the bird naturally originates, and they are very difficult to find in the UK while being hard to source even in the U.S. where they were likely first developed.
Cockatiels are one of the most popular pet bird species, with only the Parakeet or Budgerigar being more popular. They are popular because they are friendly, lively, and intelligent. They also have a lifespan of up to 20 years, which makes them a great choice as a family pet that will be around for years.
Some mutations, like the Lutino Cockatiel and the Pied Cockatiel, have also become popular for their unusual looks. However, the Yellowface Cockatiel has not really become a popular or common mutation. Part of the reason for this is that they may not be popular with prospective owners, but there are some difficulties associated with breeding the mutation, as well.
Breeding Yellowface Cockatiels can be challenging. Cockatiels of a sex-linked mutation are known to be reluctant to sit on their eggs, which means that breeders need to incubate and potentially foster the eggs of the Yellowface mutation to another breeding pair.
Yellowface Cockatiels make good first pets because they are easier to care for than larger Parrot species and tolerate and even enjoy being handled. They are intelligent and will learn to repeat and mimic other noises, including alarm clocks and phone rings, and can be taught to do some basic tricks. While children should always be supervised when handling Cockatiels, they are a safe bird to handle because they aren’t easily injured.
Cockatiels are intelligent and interact well with humans. They like company and make good companions for their owners and families. They are large enough that they can’t easily be injured when being handled and can learn to do tricks like hop on your finger, jump on your shoulder, and dance. Although they may not learn to talk, they will still mimic sounds.
Cockatiels can live up to 20 years in captivity, making them an excellent choice as a pet. They require a decent-sized cage and several hours a day out of their cage for exercise and mental stimulation. Although they do poop, they aren’t especially messy, but their wings can get dusty, so it’s important to clean them regularly.
In conclusion, the Yellowface Cockatiel is a rare and beautiful bird that makes an excellent pet for both inexperienced and experienced bird owners. Although they may be difficult to source, they are worth the effort because of their friendly, interactive temperament and unique coloring. With proper care, they can be a beloved family pet for up to 20 years.