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Hey, everyone. Hope you're well. I've had cockatiels for long, and this isn't the first time that I have any, but never before have I bred them. I'm sure everyone here knows what lovely companions cockatiels can be. I thought it would be exciting to experience mine having chicks and see them growing from tiny, little chicken nuggets to beautiful and majestic birds. At the moment I have four cockatiels. I would never considering breeding now as three of them are still young. However, I thought as the end of the year I will. Unfortunately I don't have any knowledge of their genes and so on because the people I bought them from had a very limited English vocabulary. But I'd like to know if there are any chances that they could have whiteface chicks. I'm specifically looking for whitefaces, because I had a male tiel named Emris and he sadly passed away... My heart is broken. He was a whiteface, and a stunning one, too. I know the chicks' phenotype depend on the genes of their parents, but even though I only know the traits that are visible, I'd like to know based on that what they might have. I completely understand that it's dependent on the parent genes, but if anyone can take any guesses based on what they look like, that would be great.
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This is Okami. She is my oldest tiel at the age of a year. I love her so much. I was actually going to breed my Emris with her since he was about her age, but then he passed away. Okami seemed very interested in him. I think she's alright, though.
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This is Otis. When we were buying or looking to buy cockatiels we were searching for albinos and whitefaces, but then this boy and I clicked and I just had to take him home. Even though he is very naughty and loud, I love him sooooo much. He's 2 months old.
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This is Falcore. Up until yesterday we thought it's a girl because he was acting so motherly towards my baby budgie, but turns out we were wrong. We bought him with Otis. He's also 2 months old. He is so sweet. I love him so much.
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This is my baby, Fennec (pronounced 'Fennick'). We don't know about her traits either. She's a female and 1 and a half month old. This girl is very affectionate and loves cuddles.
I love all of my birds very very much, none more than the other. They're very close to my heart. All of them get along very well so that won't be a problem when breeding. I think my biggest chances of getting a whiteface is with Fennec and Falcore, but I'm not great with genetics. If anyone knows anything, please let me know. Also, will the big age difference be a problem if I were to breed Okami with one of my boys? Like I've said before, I won't breed them now but when they're older. Will that still be a problem? Thanks so much to anyone who helps out. Have a great day.
 
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