Blah, I love my flock and I love the dynamic they've settled into. There were some issues with the conures being around the cockatiels early on, especially out in the aviary, but its all been working out so great recently. Obviously, none of the conures are left outside when I'm not there, but its good to know theres some neutrality between them.
But then I did the thing! I let myself inquire about a super cute ad I found, and suddenly four days later, boom.
This is Yoda, as far as I can tell she is a whiteface lutino, and 100% a girl. Based on the other siblings and the parents, there are apparently four different alternatives to what she could be (posted the picture below) but meh, I love her regardless. She's three months old, my second baby cockatiel ever (after Bird seven+ years ago), and such a sweetheart. Wings are clipped pretty badly, she drops like a rock, no gliding at all, but loves to chill on my shoulder.
She looks a bit ratty at the moment, her tail is mussed from landing awkwardly every time she flies and her wings are a bit butchered.
Okay then genetics, just because its something I love learning about. Father is WF Grey split Cinnamon, Lutino, Pearl and mom was a WF Cinnamon split Pied. Siblings were another WF Lutino, WF Cinnamon, WF Cinnamon Pearl and two WF Grey. The owner and her daughter had no clue about genetics, but it was simple enough to figure out parent splits based on the babies. So putting the two parents into a calculator, these are all the combinations involving WF Lutino. Either thats all she is or everything else is muted/hidden by all the white-ness. The percentages listed are from all possible offspring from the parent pair.