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The Cockatiels

The following are three Cockatiel Genetic/Mutation/Color/Pattern/Gender Calculators

Virtual Breeder

Cockatiel Mutations and Paletterns Palette.

Basic Guidelines to pairing Mutations

Sexlink Gene Mutations
Yellowcheek sex-linked is a yellow (lutein or psittacine) enhancing gene

Visual Male produces Female Visual and Males Split to
Visual Female produces Males Split to
Females can not be split to this mutations

Nonsexlink Gene Mutations
Recessive Silver

Visual to Visual produces Visual
Visual to Split produces Visual, Nonvisual and Split to
Split to Split produces Nonvisual, Visual, and Nonvisual Split to

Dominant Gene Mutations
Dominant Silver
Dominant Yellowcheek is a yellow (lutein or psittacine) enhancing gene

Visual double factor to Visual double factor produces Visual double factor
Visual double factor to Visual single factor produces Visual single factor and Visual double factor and Nonvisual
Visual double factor to Visual single factor produces Visual double factor and Visual single factor
Visual double factor to Nonvisual produces Visual single factor
Visual single factor to Nonvisual produces Visual single factor and Nonvisual

There are no split to Dominant Silver or Dominant Yellowcheek what you see is what you get.
When working with the Dominant mutation you have double and single factor. This has an affect on the outcome of your breeding.

Yellow (lutein or psittacine) reducing Gene Mutations

Visual to Visual produces Visual
Visual to Split produces Visual, Nonvisual and Split to
Split to Split produces Nonvisual , Visual, and Normal Split to

What happens when you pair a Yellow (lutein) reducing mutation to another Yellow (lutein) reducing mutation. Whiteface paired to Creamface produces a normal that will most likey look like a Creamface. However these birds are still normal and are split to Whiteface and Creamface. The same is true with which ever nutation you mix in the Pastelface, Peachface, Creamface, and Whiteface. The degree in which the Yellow (lutein) reduced takes place is dependent on your birds.

Bird Health

This article I think is one of the best overall articles written about the Cockatiel. I feel this article is well written and gives a person thinking about getting into the Cockatiels a good idea of what to look forward to and expect.

Sexing Cockatiels. Just a simple guide to help.

MaleFemale MaleFemale

MaleFemale MaleFemale

Cockatiel Band Size

I can not stress enough not to use any kind of bands smaller than 5.4mm 7/32" Closed or Split band. Bands that are too small can cut into the leg. Cause the bird to lose the leg. Bands that are too large are much easier to get caught on something. Again bring danger to your bird.

Cockatiel Egg Size

Cockatiel Egg

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Cinnamon Or Fallow

Cinnamon the 4th mutation is one of the most common colors apart from normal grey. However instead of a grey color over the body, it is a pale ‘dusty' silver/brownish color. It can be mistaken for a light grey, but has a browner overtone, and a paler, softer appearance. Some are a very obvious brown color too. The bright face and clear tail feathers of the male, as well as the immature and the females' dull face and barred tails is the same as for the normal grey. Note though that a cinnamon's immature and females ‘dull' face is often a lot brighter than the same dull face of a normal grey.

Fallow is the 6th mutation is very similar to the cinnamon, and they are hard to tell apart unless you have them side-by-side. Fallow is the same dusty brown color, though fallow tends more to the yellowish side than the cinnamon's brownish color. The main difference between them is that the fallow colored birds have deep red eyes. At first glance, and even on close inspection, it often looks like the normal dark eyes. But get them in the right light (often a camera flash will bring them out, but look for a red IRIS, not the red pupil that happens in any colored eye hit with a camera flash!) and you will find they are actually a dark red color.

Fallow is probably a lot more common than it is made out to be, as most fallow cockatiels are labeled as cinnamon, until someone notices their eye color (which often is never noticed!) the colors and markings are the same as for the cinnamon.

If you pair a visual Cinnamon Fallow hen to a Normal that is not split to cinnamon. Any female offspring will be split to fallow, and no cinnamon. Hold back just the females. When the bird matures pair her with a visual Fallow. This how you regain the beautiful Fallow coloration that was lost when cinnamon was bred into this mutation.


EC's Aviaries Cockatiel Breeding Teams

EC's Aviaries Cockatiel Pricing Guide

There is a Starter Package FEE of $10.00 Plus the cost of the Cockatiel

There is a FEE of $18.00 for just the Starter Package

Cockatiel babies start at $100

Cockatiel babies that are visual Lutino Whiteface start out at $130

Cockatiel babies with the following genetics of Dominant Yellowcheek DYC or Fallow in the blood line start out at $150

A $30 fee to have the babies DNA tested

A $60 fee for a Veterinarian Health Check Certificate

Shipping offered through Delta Cargo with my crate for $180

Delta Cargo

Delta Cargo requires that a health certificate must be issued by a licensed veterinarian within ten (10) days of departure unless you are shipping from a Pet store or a Zoo to a Pet Store or Zoo. It is $60 per bird.

Payments to be made with Money Orders or Cashier checks from a Bank or the US Postal service. Payment must be made prior to the birds being shipped.

Above stated Prices subject to change without notice. However buyer will be informed prior to shipping of any price changes.

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