While they may grow up to display a rainbow of colors, the majority of the plumage on most young parrots is a dull, dark green color. Most birds keep this color until they are around a year old, most likely to camouflage themselves from predators while they are young, helpless babies. An example of this can be seen in the young Sun Conures
pictured to the left. As adults, these birds will have feathers in a variety of colors ranging from yellow to red, orange, green, and blue. In their youth, however, they will remain mostly green.