Marlow & Petra

Marlow and Petra are my newest pair. I’m really excited to have been able to source some of the less common colour muations, and am hoping to be getting some really nice babies from these guys.

The dominant silver tiels are really something special, and when pastel face is added to the mix too, we should be getting some gorgeous combinations!

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:

  • 6.25% Grey, Pied, Pastelface / Lutino, Whiteface
  • 12.5% Grey, Pastelface / Lutino, Pied, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Grey, Pastelface / Lutino, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Lutino, Whiteface
  • 12.5% Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Lutino, Pied, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Lutino, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Grey, Pied, Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 12.5% Grey, Pastelface / Pied, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Grey, Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 6.25% Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 12.5% Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Pied, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Whiteface

Female chicks:

  • 6.25% Lutino, Pied, Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 12.5% Lutino, Pastelface / Pied, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Lutino, Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 6.25% Lutino, Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 12.5% Lutino, Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Pied, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Lutino, Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 6.25% Grey, Pied, Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 12.5% Grey, Pastelface / Pied, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Grey, Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 6.25% Dominant Silver (SF), Pied, Pastelface / Whiteface
  • 12.5% Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Pied, Whiteface
  • 6.25% Dominant Silver (SF), Pastelface / Whiteface