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  1. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi! So I’ve had my boy for two years and I have no idea what to call his mutation. He’s slightly pearled but not enough so to be considered a pearled cockatiel I think. He could be a normal grey but his head is entirely yellow. This is a DNA sexed male. Any idea what to call his mutation?
  2. Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi and hello, I am new in the cockatiel/ parrot world and this is my first post in this community! Quick question can someone please enlighten me on my cockatiel mutation also he just entered 4 months old so he is still a baby
  3. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello every one; These are Pufi (yellow) and Tutu (white/gray) my new friends. I got them from a local breeder less than a week ago and he told they are about 3-4 month old. I didn't do research in advance and tried to pick two with most different looks. Now I saw that the colors are due to...
  4. Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi I have a common grey male and I don't know about if it is a split to any other or not. I was wondering what would be the best hen for him to breed with. A picture of my male is attached. I was pairing him to whiteface pearl, if so what babies can I expect?
  5. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    A question for the professionals, How is it possible to produce this mutation step by step? The owner said it's called Blackhead Emerald light form Cockatiel
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi there, So excited to have picked up my first tiel today. Think we've decided to call him Spikey! (We 'think' he's a boy - would people agree from how he looks or too soon?!) Can anyone advise which mutation he is classed as please? He'll be 9 weeks old tomorrow, already chirping away at me...
  7. Cockatiel Pictures
    What kind of chicks i get from this pair? Please let me know the possible mutation i may get from this.
  8. Cockatiel Talk
    I've had Chicken (my tiels name) since May 2021. I believe he is a pearl mutation but I also read that pearls are usually female? Any guidance?
  9. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi everyone, I have the following Female cockatiels(Photos attached) I need to know the best pairing for them. I thought of pairing them with White Face pied Males but I read that it's not advisable to pair so. Can you please suggest the best Males to be paired with these Females
  10. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello, I have one chick, yellow with red eyes. Parents: Male - - > Whiteface split bronze fallow (proven) (I can see some split pied markings on the back of head) Female - - > opaline split pastelface So this leaves me with 2 options: 1. Male is also split lutino which makes the chick...
  11. Food And Nutrition
    I've had my cockatiel for quite a long time and I've been struggling to get her to eat anything other than seeds. I've tried leaving them close to where she likes to perch, putting them in a bowl for her to eat, I've even tried showing her that it's safe to eat. I don't think she knows that she...
  12. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Where can I find an old school paperback or hard back that can tell me how to come up with a certain mutation if I breed male of one mutation with female of another mutation?
  13. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi all, This is my male cockatiel. What could be the possible mutation of this cockatiel? :lutino:
  14. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello! I was wondering if any of you could already tell what color my cockatiel baby is, or possibly the gender from the parents! First image is of the parents. Baby also has white feathers on its wings, and speckled white on its tail.
  15. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello from Saint Louis, MO! I am looking at getting a mate for my girl Lucy and a friend of mine has the cockatiel pictured below. She says he is a male, but what I want to know is what mutation do you see? he has that typical yellow head, but a white body with an almost grey wash to it...
  16. Cockatiel Talk
    :grey tiel: Please id this bird. it doesn't look like regular lutino got it in pet shop. so no idea about pedigree Thanks
  17. New Member Introductions
    This is an adult female. Its cheek patch is lighter than normal pf :grey tiel:
  18. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi, My whiteface lutino female and normal grey male pair, laid eggs 2weeks back. Can anyone tell what color chick I can expect.
  19. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I have a chance to buy a beautiful pearl. The father is a pearl with no visual splits and her mother is a normal, split to pied( I'm assuming, since she has a large yellow spot on her neck.). I'm fairly sure since the father was the pearl the bird is a female. My question is can the mother's...
  20. Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Tally is 9 mo. old and presumed to be a male. since he sings and talks (says, hello, tally,whatcha doin,hey you, makes kissy sounds whistles tunes)
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