What color is my male cockatiel?

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I have a male cockatiel that at the time I was told was a pearly pied. He is not pied or at least doesn't look pied. He is a lot lighter than my normal male cockatiel so I was wondering if he is just a pearl or has other colors going on? I put a picture of when I got him (4-6 months) and now. Sorry if the pictures didn't work I'm new to this forum.

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Scott

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Welcome to you and your beautiful cockatiel! I have no experience with the species and imagine our tiel experts will advise! If not, we can move entire thread to the Cockatiel Forum for greater exposure. Just let me know!
 

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The picture with two Cockatiels the closest bird is a pearl, second bird is normal Grey.

A male pearl will loose the pearl appearance after first molt. Female will keep pearl appearance.

There are others here that know genetics and mutations better than I.
 
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Welcome to you and your beautiful cockatiel! I have no experience with the species and imagine our tiel experts will advise! If not, we can move entire thread to the Cockatiel Forum for greater exposure. Just let me know!

That would be great if you could move it there!
 
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The picture with two Cockatiels the closest bird is a pearl, second bird is normal Grey.

A male pearl will loose the pearl appearance after first molt. Female will keep pearl appearance.

There are others here that know genetics and mutations better than I.

I know that one is a normal and one is a pearl but I was wondering if the pearl has any other color genes?
 

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Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo /

RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Welcome to you and your beautiful cockatiel! I have no experience with the species and imagine our tiel experts will advise! If not, we can move entire thread to the Cockatiel Forum for greater exposure. Just let me know!

That would be great if you could move it there!

Moved to Cockatiel Forum as requested! :)
 
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they are both grey. pearl is pearl grey. A cinnamon grey would be much lighter and wave a warmer tone to the color
 

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