If you breed a white face female cockatiel with a regular gray male?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by iloveanimals, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. iloveanimals

    iloveanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you think they would look like. I have a white gray faced female and normal gray male cockatiel.
     
  2. PaigeHgibson

    PaigeHgibson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    50 % white face %50 gray but something interesting might turn up like a pied or a pearl
     
  3. iloveanimals

    iloveanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be awesome thx:lol:
     
  4. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The above would be correct ONLY if the male is split to white face. If he is a normal male and not split to anything, then all the offspring will be gray split to white face. The only way for anything OTHER than that to be produced is 1) if the male is split to one of the sex-linked mutations (lutino, pearl, cinnamon, etc), in which case the offspring which come up showing the mutation will be female, or 2) both the male AND the female happen to be split to the same autosomal recessive mutations (pied, fallow, recessive silver, etc.). If one parent is split to an autosomal recessive mutation but the other isn't (or if the other parent is split to a different autosomal recessive mutation), then all offspring will look normal (gray), with some being split to something else (but you wouldn't know by looking).

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