I'm a total newbie with no knowledge of genetics beyond what I've read on some of the budgie websites. My pair is raising their first clutch. The first one is 10 days old. 3 of the 4 chicks have red eyes. (while only the first 2 have their eyes open, the youngest 2 clearly do not have the obvious dark eyes showing through the skin.)
Here are the parents.
Since I know that 3 of the chicks have red eyes, and I know that the hen doesn't have the ino gene based on her appearance, I can conclude that the father is XiX, correct?
So, my question is, will the red-eyed chicks definitely be lutino, since the father's yellow base is dominant? Or is there a chance that they could be albino if the cock is split for white base?
Also, I've read that some of the inos can have cinnamon wing markings? Can that only happen if the parents exhibit the cinnamon trait or can that be carried recessively by the parents and passed on?
And finally, can I conclude that my 3 inos are definitely female?