This is a Red Agate Mosaic Male.The agate is a dilute black. The legs, claws and beak should be flesh coloured.The back and flanks should exhibit fine, short striations showing a marked contrast against the ground colour and should be devoid of brown. (Mosaics will show a silver grey colour between the striations unless having the optical blue factor)
The wing and tail feathers will show a pearl grey edge, which shows an evident dilution. The agate has a specific head pattern; at the top of the beak and in the eyebrow area the pigment will be so diluted so as just to show the lipochrome colour. A well defined moustache will contrast against the clear area of the cheek.