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Hello Everyone :D

My two Cockatiels, Sunny & Big Bird, have had their first clutch of four babies!! I was just wondering what colour their babies seem to be and what colours they'll be able to produce in the future.

Big Bird (Male - Heavy Pied for sure, not entirely positive of any splits)




Sunny (Female - Cinnamon & I'm unsure of any splits) She looks more brown, the lighting in the following pictures make her appear more grey




Now the babies...:love:

Baby One is 18 days old. He's pretty grey but his wings have the most yellow out of all the babies. Is he possibly a light pied? Or grey split to pied?




Baby Two is 15 days old. He has the most yellow showing on his head (Bad picture, I know lol) and his wing bar is a mixture of whites and yellows, kind of appears creamy looking. His & Baby 3's colouring look much the same.



Baby 3 is 14 days old. His feet are lighter than the rest, I believe he may be going more cinnamon. He has no yellow showing on his head yet.



Baby 4 is only 10 days old. He also appears going more cinnamon but I could be wrong, he's still quite young.



He's a cute lil guy :D


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I tried to get the camrea to focus the best I could and get the lighting just right. I can't wait to hear your answers :)
 

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Thank-you!! For first time parents, they're doing a great job!! Both sharing feeding and what not! :)

Do you think I have the potential for chicks other than greys? Would it not because hers is sex linked and his is recessive? Would she need to be split to a pied gene; is that possible when she is cinnamon?
 

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No, only normal greys. When there aren't any shared genes, the chicks revert back to normal greys
 

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I will be updating my article with more illustrations.

Your pair and the babies could be made into a collage for illustrative purposes. Could you take some pix of the clutch together? Look at how the collages are layed out in the 'What Happened' collage. If you can take pix of the parent similar to that it would be great.
 

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I'll get a clutch photo later today! I have one of them younger if you'd like that one too!

Also the youngest chick's side feather bar is completely white and the other chick's look way more yellow/creamy white. Would this mean that the youngest one is not carrying the split to pied or that he is cinnamon? His grey feathers are also looking lighter.

Thanks so much for your input & help!!
 

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I'll get a clutch photo later today!Would this mean that the youngest one is not carrying the split to pied or that he is cinnamon?

Thanks... happy dance :)

ALL the babies would be split to pied. The male will also be split to cinnamon.
When the babies were younger, an the eyes still closed, did you see any that looked like this?

 

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Sorry It's rotated :/



I'm not entirely sure if any of them had red pigment in their eyes as chicks. They're all turning pretty grey now though! :p
 

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I'm not entirely sure if any of them had red pigment in their eyes as chicks

It would be the pupil of the eye that can be a wine color when light is shown indirectly to it, if a mal​e.

NICE BABIES! All have the split to pied patch on the back of their heads.

It lookes like the parents are starting to pluck them. This is my artcle on plucking. My guess it is reason number 4. Don't be surprised if you see them mating o an egg suddenly appears in the box. Most pairs will go 2 clutches in a row. This is called Double Clutching.

http://www.internationalcockatielresource.com/help-my-parents-are-plucking-the-babies.html
 

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Those babies are sooo so gorgeous! I want them! :love:
 

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-OK...here is what have done of the collage so far.

I'd like to add the names of the parents. And I always credit person pix by adding: Courtesy of________________ Can you let me know what to put on it.

I hope you liked the layout....and thanks again for the use of your beautiful pair and babies

 

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-OK...here is what have done of the collage so far.

I'd like to add the names of the parents. And I always credit person pix by adding: Courtesy of________________ Can you let me know what to put on it.

I hope you liked the layout....and thanks again for the use of your beautiful pair and babies

If there is plucking then I'd have to agree with reason four also. The chicks have become quite animated and are starting to pop their heads out of the nest box, I'm sure they'll fledge soon. Once they fledge, would it be best to separate the chicks into another cage during the day and allow them back with their parent's at night for feedings?

The pied male is named Big Bird and the cinnamon female is named Sunny. It doesn't matter if you add the names on or not!! & it could be Courtesy of Sharkz :lol: its a family acronym for our names. Each letter represents the first letter to each first name in our family and we happened to figure out that it can spell a word hahah.

Ive attached a photo below of the clutch when they were younger in case you wanted to add that in as well!

 

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"It would be the pupil of the eye that can be a wine color when light is shown indirectly to it, if a mal​e."

I'll take a look at their eyes tomorrow in the afternoon when the lighting is nice and bright. If their eyes have a wine coloured pigment would that make them split to cinnamon and male? Or does that not always show through?
 
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