Cockatiel Pied

The Pied cockatiel is the first mutation of cockatiel colour genetics, with a mostly grey to light-yellow and white feathers and orange cheek patches.

Pied cockatiels have large, random blotches of colour on their bodies, after the "normal grey" or "wild type" of a cockatiel's plumage is primarily grey with prominent white flashes on the outer edges of each wing.

Bird breeders can breed for certain traits, and they have been breeding for different colour mutations in cockatiels since the 1940s.