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My mommy saw me at the flea market when I was 6 weeks old and had to have me. She had been looking for a white bird like me and I was perfect!.

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Hi! My name is Ziggy (RIP)

I am a Cockatiel from Tampa, FL.

Zig, Ziggly Wiggly, Mr. Z

18 years old   M

Cockatiel

Yogurt dips

My cage and the floor

Being around other boy birds

She spoils us.

I have a bad habit of knocking out my flight feathers..

Where are the girl birds?.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Double recessives
Well, Ziggy, to answer your questions, based on what Marc told me, it really has to do with the fact that we have double recessive genes on EVERYTHING.

Cockatiel genetics are very complicated and even with the scientists, they are figuring out probabilities, not definites. Marc said, "always believe the bird." That means that all the math in the world won't always produce the right answer. Chicks will come out completely different than what the science says they are supposed to. The existance of a particular being doesn't have to obey scientific prediction. :)

But the short answer has to be the double recessive. and I think the pearl is a sex linked recessive, so it makes sense the girls would be pearls and the guys would be greys.

Come visit me, Aragorn & Mithril.

04/22/2008 03:44.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Just one of the GIRLS....
Hey...they think we're GUYS!!!

don't they know that ALBINO COCKATIELS ARE ONLY FEMALE????

YEP...I happen to be in a living history group called the Society for Creative Anachronism in a guild called the Knowne World Aviculturists. We're a really special group because we parrots are EQUAL MEMBERS to the humans. There's this guy named Marc who has spent over 30 years raising cockatiels, cockatiels, budgerigars, and many other large parrots--but his favorite birds are cockatiels. And boy does he know what happens when cockatiels get married and what their babies look like. He told mommy that we albinos have less than 1/2 of 1% chance of EVER being male. That's after raising HUNDREDS of albinos and thousands of lutino cockatiels in his career! He said that if Aragorn and I ever decide to have a family of our own, our chicks will probably look just like Aragorn's side of the family. But that's okay with me. I think Aragorn is a very attractive bird! We just LOVE to snuggle and preen each other...you know what I mean....

Come visit me, Aragorn & Mithril.

04/20/2008 10:42.49 AM Report This Comment  
  thanks!
ziggy, you need a bigger picture! i can barely see you in that small photo. thanks for stopping by to say hi. have a great day!

Come visit me, zoey.

03/31/2008 11:09.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning from Timba
Ziggy, I love cockatiels. You are adorable birdie. I am flying around to say hello to the rest of your flock. Thanks for coming by...Here is a vote for you...Hugs, (~_~) Timba

Come visit me, Timba & TREASURE -I Love My Car. Take a Rode Trip With Me?.

03/31/2008 07:06.10 AM Report This Comment  
  thanks!
hi ziggy, thanks for the welcome! you're lucky you have alot of friends to play with. i wish i did. but we don't have the space.

Come visit me, zoey.

03/25/2008 02:09.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Very good name! You are a handsome fellow & here is a vote.

Come visit me, Tupi, Aussie, Julio, Miah, "YOU" JANE, "ME" TARZAN, Chile, Chico & Kito.

10/20/2007 06:16.40 PM Report This Comment  
  hey Ziggy!
you are quite the handsome 'tiel. i love the solid white. here's a vote from me! laterz.

Come visit me, Xu - R.I.P. 5/1/08 & Gaz.

08/12/2007 07:25.45 PM Report This Comment  
  hey ziggy
thank u for the visit im also a tiel but a pearl

Come visit me, Pearl.

07/22/2007 08:38.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zig!
Hi, you saw me, Ziggy... hey im a girl!

Come visit me, (R.I.P.) Rocky, Buddy, Ziggy, Maya, Olivia & Razzle.

07/18/2007 08:59.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
You are a handsome tiel. Get your mom to post more pictures. I keep jumping on Mom's keyboard. I call it typing, she doesn't. Here's a vote for you. (*>*)

Come visit me, In Memory of Dusty (a white faced cockatiel).

07/17/2007 05:44.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy from Bubbles and roomates
Welcome to the club! Here's a vote! Visit us soon.

Come visit me, Cinnamin Baby, Bubbles, Tweety Bird, Prinsy & Mr & Missy bird.

07/16/2007 04:36.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
wow another lucky flea market birdie. Here is a vote for you from me and cheech to you later.

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

07/15/2007 02:47.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome Ziggy
A white cockatiel....you are a handsome birdie! I'm glad your mommy just had to have you! Sounds like you have the perfect home....mommy that spoils you and other birdies to keep you company! Keep singing and calling I'm sure you'll find the girl birds!

Come visit me, Joseph & Keeya Tucson.

07/15/2007 01:24.05 PM Report This Comment  
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