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Indian Ringneck Parrot Mutations

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Indian Ringnecks: Blue, Green and White


Mutation Indian Ringneck Parrot “Bokki”Mutation Breeding:

The "Green" plumage is the original color of this bird species; although some mutations have occurred in the wild.

Most colors, however, have been produced in captivity, and breeders are eager to produce the rarer color or even new mutations, for which buyers are willing to pay more.


Sex linked colors

Sex-linked colors are Lutino, Cinnamon, and Albino. Only the male carries two color genes. The female only carries one.

If you breed a Lutino male to a female of different colors, all the female chicks will Lutinos.

If both parents are Lutino, all the young (male or female) will be Lutinos.

Violet Indian Ringneck

Recessive / Dominant Colors:

Dominant genes are those that only ONE parent needs to carry for the young to visibly show this color. Dominant colors are Green and Grey (Grey can occur in single factor and double factor forms).

Recessive genes require BOTH parents to carry the mutation gene in order for this color to show up in the young. Recessive plumage colors are Blues and Pieds.

Violet (Incomplete Autosomal Dominant Inherited Gene)

  • Violet Blue (violet in the Blue series) - normal Violet coloration; mostly commonly associated with the Violet mutation
  • Violet Green (violet in the Green series) - the plumage is greenish-violet
  • *Double Factor Violet Mauve - plumage looks grey
  • Double Factor Violet Blue Cobalt - dark violet plumage

*Double Factor : Both parents carry identical genes resulting in offspring that is genetically double-factor.


Split Genes

Most Ringnecks in captivity are split to a mutation and even though they may not show a color, may be able to produce mutation-colored young.


Indian Ringneck Genetics Calculator

Ringneck Mutations




Cinnamon Blue Mutation (below) ... Violet Mutation (scroll up) ... Blue Mutation ... Pastel Blue Mutation ... White-headed Pastel Blue Mutation ... Lutino (Yellow) Mutation ... Grey Mutation ... Olive Mutation ... Albino and Pied Mutations




Cinnamon Blue Indian Ringneck Parrot

Cinnamon Blue Indian Ringneck Parrot - 2.5 months old




Blue Mutation


Indian Ringneck -Blue Mutation in flight

Male Indian Ringneck - Blue Mutation



Pastel Blue Mutation


Indian Ringnecks

Eleanor with her Indian Ringnecks




White-headed Pastel Blue Mutation


Female White-head Pastel Blue Indian Ringneck

White-head Pastel Blue Indian Ringneck




Lutino (Yellow) Mutation

Lutino Indian Ring-necked Parakeet Indian Ringneck - Lutino Mutation




Grey Mutation


Grey Indian Ringneck Pair




Olive Mutation

Indian Ringneck Mutations “Bob and Hazel”




Albino and Pied Mutations


Mandy and Paul - Breeder of Ringneck Parrots and Other Exotic Birds -Singing Wings Aviary - www.singing-wings-aviary.com

Ringneck Mutations



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