Cinnamon Female

The Cinnamon cockatiel mutation is a sex-linked recessive mutation where those normally gray feathers are a warm brownish color.  The cinnamon gene affects the melanin pigment.  It prevents the brown pigment into changing to gray. It can appear there is a yellowish wash over the brownish feathers particularly on their face and chest.  Their eyes are a dark reddish color when they are hatched, although this darkens as they get older. Their feet, beak and legs are a pinkish-beige color.  This mutation is not naturally occurring in the wild.  Instead it was developed in capativity.

Just as in the Grey cockatiel, the males will develop a bright yellow face with bright orange cheek patches and female faces will remain cinnamon with a touch of a yellowish wash over the face feathers along with orange cheek patches.  Juvenile cinnamons will look like adult females until the first adult moult.

Other mutations can also occur with the cinnamon such a pearl, pied, whiteface, etc. These can create some of the most beautiful colorations when occurring together.  The cinnamon mutation is my personal favorite.

The cinnamon coloration can occur with various shades of brown - some darker, lighter, less yellow, some more.  These variations can occur even within the same family group.  I often use the color of cinnamon to pick specific Cinnamon Cockatiels out in my flock.

The Cinnamon Cockatiel is also sometimes known as the Isabelle Cockatiel.

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