Nita's Nest - Cockatiel Breeding Genetics
COCKATIEL BREEDING GENETICS


Sex-Linked Mutations  (Lutino, Pearl, Cinnamon)

        


Lutino Male  x  Lutino Female

100% Lutino Sons
100% Lutino Daughters

Lutino Male  x  Normal Gray Female

100% Normal Gray / Lutino Sons
100% Lutino Daughters

Normal Gray Male  x  Lutino Female

100% Normal Gray / Lutino Sons
100% Normal Gray Daughters

Normal Gray / Lutino Male  x  Lutino Female

50% Lutino Sons; 50% Normal Gray / Lutino Sons
50% Lutino Daughters; 50% Normal Gray Daughters


Normal Gray / Lutino Male  x  Normal Gray Female

50% Normal Gray / Lutino Sons; 50% Normal Gray Sons
50% Lutino Daughters; 50% Normal Gray Daughters


Remember, Females cannot be split to a sex-linked mutation!

"Split to" is shown by the symbol /

Any sex-linked mutation may be substituted for Lutino in the examples above.


Simple Recessive Mutations  (Pied, Silver, Fallow, Whiteface)



Pied Male  x  Pied  Female

100% Pied Sons
100%  Pied Daughters

Pied Male  x  Normal Gray Female

100% Normal Gray / Pied Sons
100% Normal Gray / Pied Daughters

Normal Gray Male  x  Pied Female

100% Normal Gray / Pied Sons
100% Normal Gray / Pied Daughters

Normal Gray / Pied Male  x  Pied Female*

50% Pied Sons;  50% Normal Gray / Pied Sons
50% Pied Daughters; 50% Normal Gray / Pied Daughters

Normal Gray / Pied Male  x  Normal Gray / Pied Female

25% Normal Gray Sons;  50% Normal Gray / Pied Sons;  25% Pied Sons
25% Normal Gray Daughters; 50% Normal Gray / Pied Daughters; 25% Pied Daughters


Any simple recessive mutation may be substituted for pied in the examples above.

*Note that in the next to the last example it doesn't matter which is the male or which is the female.  You would still get the same sons and daughters if you bred a pied male with a normal gray / pied female.

Combinations




Lutino Male  x  Pied Female

100% Normal Gray / Lutino and / Pied Sons
100% Lutino / Pied Daughters

Pied Male  x  Lutino Female

100% Normal Gray / Lutino and / Pied Sons
100% Normal Gray / Pied Daughters

Lutino Male  x  Pearl Female

100% Normal Gray / Lutino and / Pearl Sons
100% Lutino Daughters

Pearl Male  x  Lutino Female

100% Normal Gray / Pearl and / Lutino Sons
100% Pearl Daughters


You may interchange any recessive mutation for any other recessive mutation, as well as interchanging any sex-linked mutation for any other sex-linked mutation.
Click on the link above for more information on the mechanics of cockatiel inheritance.
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