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Old 05-18-2017, 12:36 PM
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I am just getting into Cockatiels and jumped in like a mad woman..LOL. In less than a month, we have 7 birds.. YIKES.. We've got 3 girls and 4 boys. I have been reading into genetics and mutations and my head is swimming. So I'm going to let y'all play matchmaker and help me decide who should date who

TIA for all your input and help

And I'm calling them what I was told they were. So if I'm wrong PLEASE correct me. You won't upset me by educating me, I promise!! I have acquired these all from 3 different places.

The Girls:
Rogue - Lutino Pearl Pied (3 mos)


Hiss & Mouse - Lutino (5 mos)


Boys:
Snowman - WF Cinn Pied (2 yrs)



Pretty Boy - Cinn Lutino Pied (3 yrs)
Owner said he was a Lutino and morphed at age 1 into Cinn Lut Pied


Cinnamon - WF Cinn Pied (2 yrs)



Paco - Pearl Pied (2 yrs)

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Old 05-18-2017, 12:52 PM
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I am just getting into Cockatiels and jumped in like a mad woman..LOL. In less than a month, we have 7 birds.. YIKES.. We've got 3 girls and 4 boys. I have been reading into genetics and mutations and my head is swimming. So I'm going to let y'all play matchmaker and help me decide who should date who

TIA for all your input and help

And I'm calling them what I was told they were. So if I'm wrong PLEASE correct me. You won't upset me by educating me, I promise!! I have acquired these all from 3 different places.

The Girls:
Rogue - Lutino Pearl Pied (3 mos)

She is not a lutino, she is a pearl pied... (and very pretty)



Hiss & Mouse - Lutino (5 mos)

One in front looks lutino but can't see the other well enough to know



Boys:
Snowman - WF Cinn Pied (2 yrs)



Pretty Boy - Cinn Lutino Pied (3 yrs)
Owner said he was a Lutino and morphed at age 1 into Cinn Lut Pied


Again I don't think this bird is lutino... he does look cinnamon.

Cinnamon - WF Cinn Pied (2 yrs)

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Paco - Pearl Pied (2 yrs)

Your birds are beautiful! I breed 1 pair of tiels and get pearl lutinos often... here is what a pearl lutino looks like...
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:21 PM
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PR, that baby is beautiful. I wish we could post better pix, but making them small makes them so hard to see

What color are your birds to get the Pearl Lutino?
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:31 PM
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PR, that baby is beautiful. I wish we could post better pix, but making them small makes them so hard to see

What color are your birds to get the Pearl Lutino?
Thank you, I have a lutino male who is split to whiteface, pearl and pied and a cinnamon pearl pied hen split to whiteface..
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See I don't know my birds parents. So I have no idea on that part of this equation. I just want to try and pair them up the best possible way to avoid BAD mutations.

Are there any certain combo's with my group that I 'shouldn't do' do?

I think we are going to look for a 4th female for my odd male out. I think I should look for just a plain 'grey'. Thoughts?
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:04 PM
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See I don't know my birds parents. So I have no idea on that part of this equation. I just want to try and pair them up the best possible way to avoid BAD mutations.

Are there any certain combo's with my group that I 'shouldn't do' do?

I think we are going to look for a 4th female for my odd male out. I think I should look for just a plain 'grey'. Thoughts?
I only know their splits because of the babies I get from them, all my females are lutino, pied lutino, pearl lutino, pearl pied lutino and whiteface lutino...
all my males are normal grey, pearl, (I havnt gotten a pearl pied, or a normal pied, but the genes are there) grey whiteface, whiteface pearl, whiteface pied. ( I have never gotten a whiteface pearl pied, but the genes are there for that as well), I have no idea who would compliment each other but you have some beautiful birds to work with... mine are on 6 eggs at the moment due to start hatching on the 26th.
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having couples doesnt necessary mean they will all form bonds. It may become a situation when one female is popular and all other males will want to be with her period and ignore the others or the same situation with male. Your best bet would be to put all birds who are old enough to breed together and see whom do they choose. If you see boy and girl preening each other-you are ready to put them in separate cage and offer a nest box. Cockatiels dont choose wisely genetic wise and in that way you may end up with some grey babies (when parents's genetics dont click together the nature reverses to grey). However if you let them choose their partners you would be off to a better start as a novice because you should expect a much better job from a bonded couple
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OK some slight corrections...Rogue is not lutino. People mistake pied birds as being lutino all the time, it's quite common because of the extra yellow. The boy that you were told is a cinnamon lutinno pied is not lutino either. The cinnamon would not come through that much on a cinnamon lutino bird. The lutino gene would make that pretty impossible.

As for pairing, let them choose their mates. Tiels tend to do that anyway, so really it's the best way to get into breeding. BUT the best age for breeding is over 18 months so you have a couple that have a way to go before they can breed.
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Thanks for all the info! I love this.
I know the girls are waaayyy to young to breed. I just have 4 huge cages in my LR and was going to try and let them out to play and bond by pairs. But not actually cage them together. I haven't let them mingle just yet. Still just let the girls out to play, then put them up and then let the boys out to play. I guess I will just keep doing that until the are ready to choose their buddies.

Would it hurt them to let them mingle together now? Would the males try to mate them this young? Not cage them together, but just let them out to all play together.

Thanks again. I'm off to go update my files with their correct colors
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They can play together.
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