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I have a female lutino and a normal grey male. They had three babies, two grey males and one cinnamon female. So i'm wondering if this means the father is split to cinnamon and if the grey babies are split lutino? What about the cinnamon female? Do we know anything about the mother? I heard that females can't be split for sex-linked mutations...not really sure what that means lol. Are any of my birds split whiteface?
The first picture is of the parents. The second is of Zazu and the third is of Ollie (don't mind the budgie haha it's my friends) and the last picture is of the cinnamon, Zena.
 

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Cute pictures! The dad is definitely split to whiteface and cinnamon.
 

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Cute pictures! The dad is definitely split to whiteface and cinnamon.
Thanks! Oh really? I see pictures of normal greys all the time and I've never seen one without the white circle around the yellow! Does that mean they're all split to whiteface? :O Including my two grey "babies?"
 

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First pic Normal Grey male split to whiteface and Im sure you know the Lutino the white one . 2nd pic normal grey split to whiteface and pied . 3rd pic normal grey split to whiteface and pied . last pic the baby i assume seems to be an incomplete pearl ( the yellow tick marks on the chest are a indicator for that ) Looks to be a cinnamon to me gorgeous one too. Meaning dad would be split to cinnamon if it is infact a cinnamon
 

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Rexiesmom thats the spotted chest...it has something to do with pearl but it doesntcmake the bird pearl.

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Thanks! Oh really? I see pictures of normal greys all the time and I've never seen one without the white circle around the yellow! Does that mean they're all split to whiteface? :O Including my two grey "babies?"
I've wondered that too. Your normal grey has a ton of white around the yellow, so I think probably split-to-whiteface for sure. But my Ziggy has a lot less white (see my siggy), and many other males I've seen have a comparable amount of white. Is a split-to-whiteface dependant on how much white there is? Haha :p

Also I love the pics so much, the first one is so precious with the tiel cuddle and I love the random budgie too!! You can tell they're buddies!
 

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I see pictures of normal greys all the time and I've never seen one without the white circle around the yellow! Does that mean they're all split to whiteface?
I have my doubts about the accuracy of the alleged whiteface signs too. I have 13 birds, and the only ones that don't have signs of a whiteface split are the three that are visual whiteface. Of the remaining ten, I know for sure that 4 of them actually are split whiteface. I suppose it's possible that the other 6 are all split whiteface too, but I have special doubts about Ladybug. She has a visual whiteface mate but so far hasn't produced any whiteface babies.

All your male babies will be split lutino because they'll inherit the gene from their mother. Sex-linked genes do NOT pass from mother to daughter so none of your female babies will get the gene from her. But if dad happens to be split lutino you'll be able to get lutino babies of both sexes. He obviously hasn't given the lutino gene to anybody so far. If you want to know more about how sex-linked mutations work, check out the sticky at http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php?t=26845

Your male babies might or might not be split cinnamon on their other X, depending on whether or not they inherited the gene from dad. With each baby, there's a 50/50 chance that they'll get the cinnamon gene from dad. Any girls who get the gene from him will be visual cinnamon, and any boys who get it will be split cinnamon.

IF the father is actually split whiteface, there's a 50/50 chance with each chick that they'll inherit the whiteface gene from him. Your cinnamon girl has the "spot gene", a little oddity that I've been trying to figure out for about 5 years now. It seems to be strongly correlated with the whiteface gene so maybe a WF split really is floating around in this family. It also seems like it might be related to the pearl gene somehow, or at least it seems to disrupt the functioning of the pearl gene sometimes. If you search for "spot gene" on this forum you'll see a bazillion threads about it.
 
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