Luther & Farrell

Luther and Farrell Have recently been added to my aviary and have already had a couple of nice, very heavily pied chicks. I’m looking forwards to seeing how the young from these two turn out for me.

I use an online genetics calculator to determine what chicks I could see in the nest box based on what I know about the parents genetics. Below is a list of the possible colour combinations that I could get from these two (so long as my calculations are correct, cockatiel genetics can get very complicated!)

Male chicks:

  • 33.5% Cinnamon, Pied / Pearl
  • 33.5% Grey, Pearl, Pied / Cinnamon
  • 16.5% Cinnamon, Pearl, Pied
  • 16.5% Grey, Pied / Cinnamon-Pearl

Female chicks:

  • 33.5% Cinnamon, Pied
  • 33.5% Grey, Pearl, Pied
  • 16.5% Grey, Pied
  • 16.5% Cinnamon, Pearl, Pied

So the number is the percentage chance that there is of getting that mutation, the next part is what the bird will be visually, and anything after the slash is what the bird can be split to (hidden genes that may be passed on to any chicks)