The last thing I was expecting from my parakeet pair was albinos, I was hoping for some pretty little yellowfaces but so far out of 3 babies, 2 have super pink eyes. So, yellow face parents, both carry albino and produce cremino babies? Do I have that right?
Cant wait to see what the other two eggs hatch into
Creaming is albino combined with yellow face type 2 to my understanding. The yellow is a structural coloring, not pigment, which is why the albino doesn't take it away. The yellow face type 2 is a yellow face that bleeds down over the rest of the body. In an albino bird this produces a light creamy yellow.
She wasn't a "beginner bird," she was my first love.
You indeed have gorgeous wee albino chicks with a high probablity of yellowface. Only dad will be split for ino, as the male needs to ino genes to be visually ino while a female only needs one. This also tells you that those chicks are female, and it is possible the brothers are also split for ino.
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I agree with Li! Ino is a sex linked gene. Dad is split for Ino, and is capable of producing ino females; as females only need one copy of the gene for it to show visually. Thus it is not possible for a female to be split for ino.
Dad appears to be a double factor Yellowface II because he has little to no yellow mixing with the blue color on his chest. If that is the case, then all of your babies will have yellow face, including the ino babes.
Since mom also is Yellowface II ( Can't really tell if sf or df due to her being pied) you'll probably get some DF Yellowface II and some SF Yellowface II babies!