5 mo. old Illiger's macaw has miscolor
by Chris Haydel
5 mo. old Illiger's macaw has a good 1 inch miscolor in what is all green feathered wings.
My Illiger's Macaw has a feather tip, around 1 inch, colored yellow with a bit of orange. The feather is in the middle of her right wing and mostly green. Is this what one might call a mutate? I feel sure s/he is a pure illigers macaw,and if so, what is this "color out of place" called? However, I am open to other possiblities.
An Illiger's macaw natually has a yellow-orange lower chest, with a bit of orange-red at the top of the nose area, blue tipped wings and a maroon tale.