Lutino

Lutino is a sex-linked gene that removes the black, brown, grey, and blue pigments from the feathers and skin of the bird leaving yellows, reds, pinks, and oranges in place.  This also effects the eyes, skin, and nails.

 

Juvenile IRN male.  When his ring comes in it will be white and pink but lack the usual black band. 

Juvenile IRN male.  When his ring comes in it will be white and pink but lack the usual black band. 

Ducky from TJ's Parrotlets is too cute to share only one picture of him.

Ducky from TJ's Parrotlets is too cute to share only one picture of him.

Arizona and Missouri, a mature pair of lutino IRNs.

Arizona and Missouri, a mature pair of lutino IRNs.

Hanalei, a mature lutino IRN hen, photo courtesy of Paradise Birds Aviary.

Hanalei, a mature lutino IRN hen, photo courtesy of Paradise Birds Aviary.

These lovely sisters are Lutino cockatiels.  They also happen to be pastelface  making their cheek patches lighter but that is a different mutation that will be discussed later. Neither of their parents is visual lutino but because the father is split lutino when he passes that gene on to his daughters they are visual because females only require one copy of the gene to be visual.

These lovely sisters are Lutino cockatiels.  They also happen to be pastelface  making their cheek patches lighter but that is a different mutation that will be discussed later. Neither of their parents is visual lutino but because the father is split lutino when he passes that gene on to his daughters they are visual because females only require one copy of the gene to be visual.

 

 

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