i haven't posted much here lately but i've been lurking
now that i'm a mod over at TC, it's tricky to get here lots!
but anyway i'm getting a new cockatiel!! eek i'm so excited
i always said i wouldn't get another baby - but what can you do when your dream rare mutation comes along?!
it's a whiteface lutino. she's a dna sex'd girl and is about six weeks old. she's handraised and he's currently weaning her - so i'm not sure when i'll be able to bring her home. he's hopeful that she'll be ready in a couple of weeks, but i'll play it by ear. the last thing i want is an unweaned baby!
so some photos! the breeder sent these to me.
this was her as a bubba.
cuteness overload? yes!
and this is her now.
her dad is a whiteface, and he must also be split lutino. the mum looks like a whiteface clear pied. this breeder thinks she's a whiteface lutino, but she has black eyes. in my experience, black eyes = whiteface clear pied??
i'm so excited! and now i need name suggestions? as you probably know i like slightly unique names
so far i've thought of Marlowe, Freya, or Gwyn (which is Welsh for white or pure).
more ideas please
ok i'll just quickly clear up why i'm posting in ChitChat instead of General Talk. because i don't have possession of this cockatiel yet, and because the photos were given to me from the breeder, i don't really want the public being able to access them. hence ChitChat - where only members can see