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  1. Mutation?

    Cockatiel Of The Month
    I adopted two birds a week ago, I was told that both are female. The standard grey one is about two years old according to the lady I adopted her from and the other is about a year old apparently. She is not the original owner so wasnt sure. I don't know how to identify a Pearl pied and was...
  2. All the Chicks are whiteface pearl

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi guys, I am new here... Found more interesting things about Cockatiel over here. Could you please help me on below. My Whiteface male and Albino(whiteface lutino) produce only whiteface pearl chick, mostly female. Could you please suggest me how to get normal whiteface male or female? I...
  3. Need help identifying mutations

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi! I have a couple of tiels that just started nesting for their second time. The female is a WF Pearl and the male seemed like a Clear Pied at first because I can't see red in his eyes no matter how close I look or even if I direct some light at it. However, out of the 4 babies that were born...
  4. When/how do male cockatiels lose thier pearls?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I'm not entirely certain just how a male cockatiel lose their pearls. Do they lose the pearl spots in a single molt at maturity? Or is it gradual process over several molts/years? I ask because one of my birds, Benny, is a pied-pearl. We don't know exactly how old he is. He's we adopted him...
  5. What is my boy?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I was told he was a pearl as a baby. But now he looks like a normal grey with some pearly. Ide love to know from some experts! I have included two pictures, one where he is a bit damp is from today. And the one where he is on a play stand is from Christmas two years ago. He was about 5 months...
  6. Pixel and I saying hello from utah!

    Introductions
    Just wanted to introduce myself and my 'tiel Pixel! :pearl: Pixel is a 6-7 months old pearl. I got him last November (an early xmas preset) from my Significant other due to my social anxiety issues. I have issues leaving the house or meeting other people (the internet is a different story...
  7. Male Pied Pearl split to Whiteface?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Okay, so I have discovered that no matter what we say about indications that a cockatiel is male or female based on marking, you never know until you DNA sex it! I walked into a bird store yesterday evening on my search for a male cockatiel that is split to whiteface and pearl, and found a...
  8. pearl mutation question

    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...
  9. a new friend!

    Cockatiel Pictures
    This is munch. she/he is between 5 and 7 weeks old.
  10. New clutch

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Ive noticed Scooby Dew and Eazy have had 3 normal greys, 3 pearls, and 2 lutinos. 1 st clutch ng, p, l / 2nd cluctch ng, p / 3rd clutch ng, p , l Heres some pictures of there third clutch I just took these today. I love these little cutees, its gonna be sooooo hard to sell them haha
  11. Sexing pearl chicks

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Based on this post by SRTIELS http://talkcockatiels.com/showpost.php?p=248882&postcount=8 am I correct in thinking that I have to males and one female? CHICK # 1 -Front -Back CHICK # 2 -Front -Back CHICK # 3 -Front -Back Thanks :)
  12. Genetic Question. What are my birds, truly?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I bought a pair of Cockatiels that I know nothing about other than what I can see. I've raised birds for years, but also been out a few years. I purchased a heavy pied male and a whiteface/Pied hen. The first clutch, my only baby came out as a Cinnamon pearl and my first baby from the second...
  13. Male Pearl v. Female Pearl

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I have heard that males lose their pearl but not completely. This absolutely confuses me. My bird who I'm seriously hoping is a male is showing more female characteristics. He/she is 2 years old. By looking can you tell the sex? http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/desy007/kuzoandellie.jpg
  14. Found out my tiel is a girl!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Help me pick a new name for my little princess! :love: The reason I chose these 3 names: Buttercup - She has a lot of light yellow on her and I just love buttercups! Plus who doesn't love The Princess Bride, Princess Buttercup?! Lacey - The pearl markings on her reminds me of scalloped lace...
  15. Ziggy!

    Cockatiel Pictures
    I figured I would share some pictures of my pretty new tiel. This is my first cockatiel but I'm thinking about getting another once I get married in October and settled in to our new home! Ziggy is just the sweetest thing. I've had him since Feb 26th and he has settled in nicely. I never knew...
  16. Whiteface Pearl? Male?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi everyone, Another rescue job, another addition :p :D I dont know a huge amount on colours and genetics etc but is this little one a whiteface pearl?? and is it male?? He doesnt have all his tail feathers, he was in a small cage and not having a very good life........ He/she is very...
  17. Bald head - just moulting or something worse?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi all, I haven't been around in a while. I tried to upload a video the other day but it's the wrong filetype so I'm not sure what to do with that. Anyway our birdies are about 5 and a half months old now and I think they've been moulting the last few weeks. I expected them to look half...
  18. Bald head - just moulting or something worse?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi all, I haven't been around in a while. I tried to upload a video the other day but it's the wrong filetype so I'm not sure what to do with that. Anyway our birdies are about 5 and a half months old now and I think they've been moulting the last few weeks. I expected them to look half...
  19. Hi :)

    Introductions
    My name is Shelby and me and my fiance Richard have 5 cockatiels Skipper Male Pied The first cockatiel I got... from a family friend when they moved. He is 28 years old. He sings Andy Griffith Leo Male Grey mate: Gemini We rescued him from a horrible pet store, he looked very bad and the lady...
  20. Double moult?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    My tiel, Lunar, is now 10 months old and started to moult about 2 months ago. He's replaced most all his juvenile feathers on his body but still had 5-7 flights and 4 tail. This morning he dropped 2 more of those pretty, yellow tail feathers and was left with 2 still to drop. But then much to my...
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