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Old 01-06-2017, 04:45 AM
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Bought a Macaw today from a breeder. He had literally hundreds of birds, was kind of insane. From black cockatoos with red tails, to around 10 macaws, everything you could imagine. But I saw this...



Googled it later, and I can find basically no info. 2 pictures, and an article about it being rare? What's up with it? Never seen or heard about anything like this existing.
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Old 01-06-2017, 04:46 AM
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Re: Yellow cockatoo...?

The pic isn't there


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Old 01-06-2017, 05:54 AM
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Re: Yellow cockatoo...?

Didnt you ask while you were there?
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:04 AM
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Re: Yellow cockatoo...?

Honestly didn't think to ask, I didn't realise it was anything that special until I got home and tried to research it.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:40 AM
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Re: Yellow cockatoo...?

Do please ask if ever the chance arises but at a guess it could be diet or cross breeding or may be possible to a rogue gene popping up every once is a while? Hope above all the bird is happy and healthy whatever colour he is.
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:05 AM
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Re: Yellow cockatoo...?

It looks so unusual. A quick google search shows it's likely a support created cockatoo. Some do seem to be yellow. No explanations for it but there are photos out there
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:05 PM
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Re: Yellow cockatoo...?

Fascinating and beautiful, hopefully just an aberrant product of nature.
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Re: Yellow cockatoo...?

Photo Shop?
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Re: Yellow cockatoo...?

From what I can find its just a rare gene that appears in sulfur/yellow crested cockatoo that causes them to be yellow all over instead of just under the wings and such. Idk how legitimate that information is though as I can only find one source saying it and it's not a very credible source

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Old 01-16-2017, 06:42 AM
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Re: Yellow cockatoo...?

I'm always amazed. Kinda like a half and half budgie - one half blue the other green
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