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I was told you can tell by the spots on a tiels wings. I do not belive this is 100% but it does work pretty good.

Here is a males wing



See how the spots only go 1/2 way back and not right to the body.

Here is a females



Slush is what causes confusion. There is a single row of dots going back to her body. Most times the dots are more bold and visualy seeable.

Personnaly i'd go with dna testing but because some people do not have acces to a avian vet like myself i though it would be great to post this.

**Bea, would you mind trying to get a pic of cookies wing spots. They might be more bold going all the way back then slushes
 

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I hate to tell you this but Cookie only has them going to half way. I believe that a lot of the time this technique works, but not always. Cookie has always only had spots on half her flights, so for a long time i thought she was a boy. ;) She's one of the mutations this is supposed to work for too, it's supposedly most accurate in normals/wf normals.
 

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I would've thought that it would work for whiteface normals too, i'm sure i read that somewhere! :confused:
 

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The wing dot sexing didn't work for my normal tiel we thought "she" was a male but through dna she is a female
 

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Well i guess this proves this does not work. I was told it does and it almost worked for mine besides slush was hard to tell because of how the spots are only a single row of small dots. I also agree with dna testing if you can get the blood or what ever you need to use for it.
I read alot of articles where it said this method was accurate but if it were true then our Georgie(girl) would be a male, maybe for some it works I think its probably 50/50 :)
 

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If it would be 50/50 then i'd go with the dna testing. Or if you think you have a hen wait and see if she will lay a egg lol.
I went the dna root I couldn't wait :p Georgie is all female and Ollie who I have had for a few weeks is a male I guess if I had waited and been patient a few more weeks i would have seen that Georgie is quiet other then her contact calls and Ollie is always making noises :D
 

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So she only has them on half too! :rolleyes: I was sure this method was more accurate.

For me the most accurate way to tell was their vocal talents. Cookie never made more than her one tone contact call, but within a week of coming home Bailee was chattering like a chimp in his cage. :p
 

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lol well...

Maya was thoguht to be a male for 9 months. Very vocal, knows how to wolf whistle, calls out to me a lot, and acts very male'ish ;) However he hates his reflection (which most males love), she does not do heart wings, and i was constantly guessing it's sex... :(

So i finally DNA'd, and sure enough HE is indeed a SHE! :eek: I was pretty upset as i wanted a male and female pair (to breed in the future).. and i got Disney (proven female from genetics) on the past friday the 27th :( So i now have 2 lovely ladies, awaiting husbands in a few years time ;) hehe

oh, Maya has spots on all her flights... however her tail is bar-less (another way to sex adult normal coloured females)... So she is a mix of male and female qualities... Weird eh!

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So what would you say my Shylo is? She is a Whitefaced cinnamon split pied..... im pretty sure i remembered it all... she's the same mutation as Bea's Cookie i'm pretty sure.

Her spots go all the way down. Heres a picture i just took of her wing...or most of it anyway.



Oh ya by the way she's about 10 months old. Is that to early? she's already had her first molt. So i doubt it.
 
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