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  1. My new cockatiel

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi everyone, It has been 6-7 years since the last time I had a budgie or any other pet.After that long break I decided to have a cockatiel to get a brand new experience after having budgies because I have read so many positive articles about their personality being so friendly and kind of...
  2. What sex is the baby? (Sex Linking)

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello all!! I'm currently hand raising this beautiful little bird and it's a beautiful little Lutino. I would like to know if it's a boy or a girl. The Mother is a cinnamon pearl/pied and the father is a Lutino. Someone help me out please? The photo was taken in the middle of feeding time. :)
  3. Genetics help?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    So sex linked genetics are getting me abit confused lol So if a grey male and a pearl hen have babies, the pearl babies will be male and the greys will be hens? Am I right? So if you have a grey male split to pearl bred with a pearl hen then what??? Are the pearl babies both sexes? What are the...
  4. Pied with solid grey tail feathers-is it a male?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello! I know that it's really difficult to tell what gender pieds are; I've read that males can maintain the tail barring for a long time, but I was wondering - can females get solid grey tail feathers? I've been looking for a tiel and found a really sweet pied. The pictures its owner sent me...
  5. Visual sexing

    Hey guys I'm hoping for a list of visual clues for sexing young cockatiels. I have been reading advice on sexing from a website called just cockatiels. On there they use cheek patch colouring (grey or yellow streaking) as well as barring and wing spots. I have guessed that my normal grey is a...
  6. Sex my cockatiel!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi everyone! This is my first post. I've had Eldin for about 2 and a half months now and I'm still not sure of his gender. The people at the pet store said they thought he was a male around 6 months old. They had no information on his background so I only know what I can guess about him. He is...
  7. When/how do male cockatiels lose thier pearls?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I'm not entirely certain just how a male cockatiel lose their pearls. Do they lose the pearl spots in a single molt at maturity? Or is it gradual process over several molts/years? I ask because one of my birds, Benny, is a pied-pearl. We don't know exactly how old he is. He's we adopted him...
  8. Which method of sexing should I go with?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I need to sex my new lutino because the sex I was given is questionable but I've never had to get a bird sexed before. Should I go the surgical route where you wait while they sedate them for 20 min and then you know straight away or the "pluck a feather" route which takes a lot longer to get...
  9. What babies will I get and how will I sex them?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    This could get a little confusing so bear with me. Basically I have two cockatiels, the female is WF cinnamon pearl pied. Her parents were as follows: mum was a cinnamon pearl and dad was a pearl pied. The male I have is WF grey pearl pied. His mother was the same as him and his father was WF...
  10. Cinnamon White Face baby!! Sex?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello! This is my 7 week old Cinnamon baby, Cheerio :) He is still living with the breeder until she feels he is ready to be taken home. We (my boyfriend and I) are adopting him and Chacci, his little brother. But he acts like a girl so I wanted to get the opinion of the experienced folks...
  11. Three questions about babies

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I am not sure which section would be the correct one to post these three questions, if this isn't the right one I apologise and please move it. I have these four babies who are now between 19 and 26 days old. They seem all pretty normal to me, but what do I know? The oldest baby tried to get...
  12. A Question About Being Your Birdie's "Mate". . .

    Training and Bonding
    Are both genders equally likely to attempt to mate with your hand? My new female (so I'm told, she seems to fit the bill fairly well) lutino, Pika, was gettin' all up on my hand with her tail 'n junk the other day. I thought it was funny and cute, if a tad bit creepy. x3 I was just curious; is...
  13. Gender Confusion

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, i have a pair of LUTINO cockatiels and honestly i do not know their age. I am confused about their gender. Let me explain the characteristics of the two birds: BIRD 1 1. Whistles a lot. Different whistles that i teach her, she can reproduce within a weeks time 2. Very few yellow patches all...
  14. W/F Lutino Male with W/F Pearl Female

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I have a whitefaced lutino male paired with a female whitefaced pearl. Their first clutch they threw a whitefaced lutino and something else. 'She' (sex unknown) is grey with some silver pearling. Light grey cheek patches have just shown up, as well as a light silver streak on her crest...
  15. what sex are my two little baby cockatiels?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello, I have two 5 week old baby cockatiels. I know the first one is a normal grey, but im not sure about the second one (really yellow one). If anyone knows how to tell their sex or what my yellow one is please let me know. Thanks :D
  16. Sexing pearl chicks

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Based on this post by SRTIELS am I correct in thinking that I have to males and one female? CHICK # 1 -Front -Back CHICK # 2 -Front -Back CHICK # 3 -Front -Back Thanks :)
  17. My 2 yr old pearl doesn't have barring on tail. female or male?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    My 2yr white face pearl is completely pearled but has no barring on the tail feathers. I have read many times that females keep their pearling and males lose it, but may retain a little around their neck. Her whole back/wings/chest are pearled so why does my bird not have barring on her tail...
  18. sexing my cockatiel

    Cockatiel Breeding
    hey. not sure if this is the right place to post this but anyone got any advice on how to sex my cockatiel? i keep referring to it as a male cos my friend had 2 cockatiels and both of hers were males so i was used to calling them lad etc lol. anyways id like to know the sex so any help plz...
  19. Need help to define the sex of a lutino cockatiel with yellow vertical bars!!!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Need help on sexing a cockatiel with yellow vertical bars on its flight feathers!!! I recently purchased a 1 year old cross-mutated lutino pearl cockatiel from a breeder. It already moulted. I would like to know its gender. Although DNA testing for the sex of a cockatiel is the most accurate...