Opaline / Yellow-sided Green-cheeked Conure

This mutation, first bred in the US in the 1980s, can be found in both the Molinae and Hypoxantha subspecies. Selective breeding can produce a “high red” form, where increased red is present on the bird’s chest and face particularly when young. Unlike red dominant, there are no negative health problems found in high reds and are much easier to find in comparison. Pictured second is a high red pineapple (opaline + cinnamon).

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