A Strange Bird

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Masterdom720
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A Strange Bird

I Was In My Backyard One Day When I Saw Two King Parrots A Male And A Female. And With Them Was A Greyish & Yellowish Colored Bird With The Same Size And Same Shape As A King Parrot. It Came With Them And Left With Them. Everyday Since

Any Ideas?

bushanwater
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Could be a mutation (latino is like albino but yellow)either wild or aviary escapee.

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Trev

DenisWilson
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Hi Trev
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The word is LUTINO (or some prefer LEUCISTIC).
Apart from the spelling problem, you are right.
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There are naturally occurring instances, but caged birds are often deliberately interbred (back-crossed) to favour "oddities" - it is about expressing genes which are normally recessed.
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As a result, Lutinos are much more common in caged birds than in the natural population.
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Cheers
Denis

Masterdom720
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Thanks For Your Thoughts Guys

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