Below are images of an eclectus female with a very unusual plumage variation. Typically, the areas of the plumage that are now orangey are typically cherry-red.
The general rule is that if a chick is born with it and the color variation can be inherited by following generations – this would be a genetic mutation.
If the color of the plumage changes over the time, a health problem (such as liver disease) may be the cause.
For more information about eclectuses, please visit the Eclectus Information page.