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pearl baby - father pearl/mother not

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Please help - I'm trying to buy a female bird for my daughter's birthday tomorrow :)wacko:) and I have found one through a breeder that is a whiteface pearl pied. I have been told that because only the father carries the pearl gene it is definitely female.

I have been trying to figure out cockatiel genetics but I'm stumped on the whole matter. I'm hoping someone here has a better handle on the sex-linked genes... and can let me know if I should go ahead and buy this bird!

Thanks VERY much!
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Hi there welcome to the forum :) Pearl is a sex linked mutation so yes if only the father carries the pearl then all babies will be female, a female can not be split to Pearl, the mother has to visually be a pearl, hope this helps.
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