The most common quaker parrots come in lime green, but there are also several color mutations that come in yellows, greys, and sky blues. Usually having a gray face, yellows will sometimes have a white face, but never another color. Often times the easiest way to identify a quaker is by the grey chest, neck, and face.
Quaker parrot’s natural colors are dark green on the back, lighter green in the front, and bluish on the flight feathers and tails.
Quaker parrots are a brightly colored species of bird that has an orange beak and grayish feet. These colors can vary depending on the variety that is being sold in pet stores or on bird websites.
These breeds and color mutations often have many different names, the most common being “lutino” but also including “yellow quaker”, “grey quaker”, and “blue quaker.”
“Lutino Parakeet” by WillieskoStudios.com is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Besides the colors shown in the pictures, there are some other variations of mutation such as lutinos and pieds (layers or rosettes), which are lighter feathers with different patterns. These patterns are usually seen on the wings and lower sections of the parrot’s body.
Lutinos have almost completely yellow bodies with just a few dark green feathers around the chest area, this is very rare to find in the wild since most birds like these get eaten by predators when young. Pieds have slightly darker areas where they get their name from – they have patterns on their wings that are lighter in color.
Pieds and lutinos have the same coloring mutation but pieds tend to be a little darker when it comes to green feathers than lutinos. Furthermore, they both can have bluish-grey eyes or brown eyes, which may help in identifying them even further.
The mutts of this species usually come in colors other than green, such as yellow and blue; some combinations are more common (yellow/blue) while others are rarer (green/yellow). There is no real way to tell if your bird will be a certain color without breeding it with another parrot like itself. Mutts also come with grey faces and sometimes white ones.
The Quakers you will often find at pet stores are usually all from the same genetic line of blues, yellows, and greens. These colors are the most common and consequently the cheapest. Rarer combinations, such as blue/yellow Quakers, can be found at pet stores by pure luck if you are lucky but generally, they will cost much more