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Would it be possible if I could see a picture of her? I actually have a DNA'd female who was rubbing her tails as well so I'm kind of wondering if females will do that too, then. I've never seen her do that before until the other day.
 

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I'm wondering if she might actually be a 'he'. I used to have an older pearl female cockatiel, and she had more pearls than yours does. I also have a cinnamon pearl female cockatiel who has more pearls than yours. Usually, males will lose their pearl markings, and females will keep them through life. That's the reason I'm thinking she is actually a 'he'.
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Your bird is so beautiful.
I thought that it may be a he, but the male face of gray cockatiels are bright yellow and the tail is gray or dark gray, and my bird's face is predominantly gray and the tail is yellow with stripes, also she only makes the flock calls in different tones. My male cockatiel is chiriping and singing and they have the same age.
This is my male cockatiel.
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Thank you! And yes, that is what is confusing me. The face is much more grey than my female's face. The tails don't matter since all babies, male or female, will have the yellow tails with stripes. I would either DNA him/her or wait until after its first molt to know for sure. Do you happen to know what his/her parents' mutations are? Since pearl is sex-linked, there might be a way to tell what he/she is.
 

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I was just told that the parents were grey pearl and cinnamon, that's all i know, but instead of doing a DNA test to see the gender i would rather wait. I don't want to stress her out.
 

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Okay, if the dad is the pearl and the mom is the cinnamon, then your cockatiel would be female. If the dad is the cinnamon and the mom is the pearl, then your cockatiel could be male or female. I think just waiting until after the first molt will be good enough though because like I said, males will lose their pearl markings whereas females will keep them for life.
 

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You're welcome! 馃槉. What do you mean by a blind spot? Yes, it sounds like they are molting. Just keep an eye on them if they live in the same cage to make sure they aren't plucking each other. If not, then they are just molting. 馃槉
 

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Sorry i meant bold spot, a very small one under each wing, both of them have it and i can't always see it, just sometimes depending on the strech they make.
Am i too worried?
 
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