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In a few days time I am going to receive an albino pair of cockatiels (not related to each other of course). Ages are about 2 for the male and 3 for the female one. They have never given birth before as a pair, although they live together for about a year. Some breeders advised me not to attempt a birth given by two albino parents, as babies will possibly have health issues. Has anyone had any experience on this? Thank you in advance!
 

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"Albino" is actually a combination of two mutations, and knowledgeable people usually call it whiteface lutino. It's generally not recommended to breed two lutinos together, and that's what these birds are even though they look white instead of yellow. If these two birds are excellent physical specimens you have a better chance of a good outcome than if they are small, weak-looking birds with visible defects like bald spots. But you're still taking a chance. You won't know for sure what the quality of the babies will be unless you actually breed them.

When the lutino mutation was developed, it was done carelessly, and there were major problems caused by inbreeding. The worst problems were reduced by breeding them more carefully later on, but lutino is still more prone to inbreeding problems than other common mutations. That's why it's not recommended to breed two visual lutinos together. - it increase the risks that both parents will pass a bad gene to a chick.
 
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