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    Hi Everyone!
    I have 2 cockatiels.....ones a male....and one is a lutino but i'm not sure if she is a female.I was just wonderin if you can breed brother and sister cockatiels...some websites say it doesn't matter.....some say it does....
    I just got the lutino yesterday and she is a month old.....I think thats to young anyay but when she gets older is it ok if her and her brother Sweetie mate?
    They have the same parents but sweetie was born last year and she was born a month ago.Heres some pics of them


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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    I would say no. I don't know whether you can or not, but I wouldn't advise it because that seems like a serious inbreeding, unlike uncle to niece. In some cases, people use inbreeding for showing... so unless you are looking for a certain trait, I wouldn't suggest you breeder your sibling tiels...
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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    No. You really do not want to do this. When ANY animals inbreed you accumulate recessive traits, some of which will be recessive diseases. This is why human babies can be born with holes in their hearts, no ability to grow teeth, polydactyly, etc. Many traits are life threatening. Birds can also have deformities of the feet, beak, wings, etc.
    It would be heartbreaking to breed these two and then have to euthenize the babies because they are all grossly deformed. Please don't try it .

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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    what about birds from the same parents but a different clutch?

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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    Plus your little girl is way to young to mate, from what I understand.

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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    oh ok....I don't even know if shes a girl yet...LOL!Yeah shes only 1 month!
    Yeah what about different clutch?????
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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    Quote Originally Posted by magnoliablossom100 View Post
    what about birds from the same parents but a different clutch?
    The genetic make up is till the same.
    If you want to breed get birds from completely different parent stock. As said it isn't advisable and my belief is that inbreeding causes potential problems with the bubs. Unless you are a show breeder who really knows what they are doing with line breeding for particular traits I wouldn't even contemplate it.

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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    Plus I would do a lot of reading and research before you even contemplate breeding them. There is a lot to learn before you take on such a responsibility.

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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    How about.. NO!
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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    no never. i don't think you should mate any family members of ANY species. it's wrong and can have serious consequences either immediatly after conception or further on down the road.

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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    Kayla, I would strongly advise against breeding any family members- from the same clutch or not.
    Secondly, a bird should be at least a year old to breed. If bred too young there could be serious health problems to the parents and chicks- if they survive.

    May I ask why you are considering breeding birds? It is not a simple endeavor and takes a lot of time, money and knowledge so I would suggest to really research and find out what is involved before even thinking of breeding any birds.

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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    Genetics do not change as time goes on. Different clutches from the same parents makes no difference. Birds that have the same parents are siblings, no matter which clutch they came out of. It is the same thing as you and your sibling.

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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    Um, No! Would you want to be bred with a sibling of yours? It's inbreeding, and like others said, it brings out the recessive traits. Don't do it.
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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    Hi!
    Thanks for all the info.....well really I wasn't gonna breed...but just in case the lutino is a female I just anted to know.
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    Re: Can you breed brother and sister cokatiels?

    Breeding siblings is a definite NO!

    Some breeders might do it to get certain mutuations. It is possible than in a small minority of cases it might be justified. (I am not well versed enough in the matter to know.) But the vast majority of cases, it really isn't a good idea.

    If your birds turn out to be of the opposite sex and they bond, just don't allow them to breed. If you don't give them a nestbox, they may never lay eggs. If they do lay eggs, you can pull them, boil them, and then return them. When the eggs fail to hatch, they will loose interest.

    Even if they weren't related this would be the best approach. Breeding is not a good idea unless really want to breed and are ready for the venture.

    just don't allow them to breed.
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