I recently heard the term "yellow-sided green cheek conure" and was a bit confused as don't most of them have yellow on their front side? I was wondering what breeders consider to be the line between normal and yellow-sided. Is it just the presence of yellow? Must the yellow be fully covering the belly?
They do not all have "yellow sides". Any green cheek conure that is *NOT* opaline will not have yellow sides. Opaline is the correct term for 'yellowsided'. It is known as "pearl" in cockatiels.
Almost all "yellowsided" green cheek conures will have yellowing to the sides of their stomach. (probably over 90%) A few might not, but they'll have other indications that they are yellowsided rather than a typical green cheek.
The mom of the baby is Gcc regular the dad is yellow sided. There are 2 cinnamon heads and muted green back feathers and 1 other like mine. The breeder called them yellow sided cinnamon. This is her 1st breeding of these 2 conures. She is going to DNA test.Joanne
If mom is a normal, and all offspring are either yellowsided or "pineapple" (yellowsided cinnamon), then all of the chicks are females, no need to DNA.
If mom is actually a yellowsided, then all cinnamon colored birds are hens and the yellowsided offspring could be male or female.
Your chick is not a cinnamon, just a yellowsided.