split birds? - Talk Cockatiels Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Cockatiel Gallery
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Forums
Sticky Library

Cockatiel Talk

Cockatiel Housing/Toys

Cockatiel Pictures

Cockatiel Videos

Cockatiel Health

Food & Nutrition

Training & Bonding

Cockatiel Breeding

Mutations & Genetics

Cockatiel Articles

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots

Go Back   Talk Cockatiels Forums > Cockatiels > Cockatiel Breeding > Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics

Notices

Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics This is the place to ask any questions you might have about your cockatiels mutation, or about potential breeding results, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-08-2017, 10:22 AM
Janalee's Avatar
Janalee Janalee is offline
Adult
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 1
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Lover
Profile
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canadensis, PA
Posts: 1,173
Janalee is on a distinguished road
Default split birds?

I know this has been on here before, but can someone please explain again what it means when you say a bird is split to something? When I got Bennie the breeder told me he was a "pearl pied." Does that mean he's pearl split to pied? Were his parents one of each?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-08-2017, 10:28 AM
tielfan's Avatar
tielfan tielfan is offline
Super Tiel
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 14
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Breeder
Profile
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,061
tielfan is on a distinguished road
Default

A split is what we call it when a bird needs two copies of the gene (one received from each parent) in order to be visual for a mutation, but this bird has only one copy of the gene. This bird will not be visual for the mutation, but if it's paired with the right mate it can have children who are visual.

Pearl pied means that your bird is visual for two mutations - pearl and pied. If he's male, he got both genes from both parents, and we know for sure that mom had to be visual pearl. His dad could have been either visual or split to pearl, and both parents could have been either visual or split to pied. Your bird is not split for either one of those mutations because he's got two copies of both genes not one. But he could be split to something else, like whiteface, cinnamon or lutino. If he's split to one of those mutations you won't see it on him, but if he had children you might see it on them.
__________________

All my posts and all photos belonging to me are copyrighted by me. All rights reserved.

My website: http://www.littlefeatheredbuddies.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-08-2017, 01:01 PM
Janalee's Avatar
Janalee Janalee is offline
Adult
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 1
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Lover
Profile
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canadensis, PA
Posts: 1,173
Janalee is on a distinguished road
Default split birds

Thank you so much, tielfan! That makes sense. Is it like dominant and recessive, where an animal might express a certain characteristic, but have an unexpressed recessive gene? I remember a little bit of genetics from Biology, doing Punnet squares to see what the offspring of a cross would be.
Reply With Quote
 
  #4  
Old 04-08-2017, 06:24 PM
tielfan's Avatar
tielfan tielfan is offline
Super Tiel
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 14
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Breeder
Profile
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,061
tielfan is on a distinguished road
Default

A bird that has one copy of a recessive gene is exactly the definition of a split!
__________________

All my posts and all photos belonging to me are copyrighted by me. All rights reserved.

My website: http://www.littlefeatheredbuddies.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2007 - , 2403 Networks LLC, All rights reserved.