Hi, we were given a weero on the weekend, it is in bad condition and neary died but a dose of antibiotics has helped so far and a good worming is needed too. Anyway I have never seen such a bright yellow one. The picture doesnt do it justice but it has an overlay of cinnimon on its wings and one or two tiny bits of cinnamon on its tail. It does not have red eyes. Does anyone know what this mutation is actually called. We are not sure if male or female yet either. It is about 3 years old i believe. Again sorry the picture isnt the best but didnt want to stress it any more than it already was.
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I have seen these bright yellow weeros before, It is unfortunately due to a disease, I am pretty sure its a liver disease, but will check it out when i get home. You will find these birds all to be sickly. It is not a genetic colour mutation a such, more so a inherited disease, and I pretty sure it is not contagious, but will look into that too. It is most likely a cinnamon pied that has this disease.
"Liver disease is also due to a wide range of conditions. In cockatiels the two most common problems are psittacosis and obesity (fatty liver). In acute cases affected birds often present with green urates, excessive urine in droppings and non-specific signs of illness. Longer term cases often have darkened or geasy looking feathers, an overgrown beak and weight loss. Fortunately the liver is a resilient organ. once identified, appropriate treatment usually results in complete recovery." - Martin, T & Andersen, D, A guide to cockatiels and their mutations, 2007, ABK publications
very easily. Just because your liver isn't working properly doesn't mean you will die. The liver is one of the most resilliant organs in the body. I really cant find any other info on it, but I suggest you look. I am willing to put my left leg on it that that is what it has, and that it is not a new mutation. sorry