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I have just recently gotten two pearl cockatiels and I have no idea what genders they are. They are both pretty vocal, but I don't really know what to look or listen for in terms of 'singing' or just chirping. They do sometimes try to mimic a wolf whistle when I do it first. I have pictures here of their faces and their back/tail feathers. I got them on September 12th, and the lady I got them from said they had just been weened. They can't be more than 16 weeks. I appreciate any knowledgeable advice, thanks!



 

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Could be two males if they are both trying to copy whistling. If they are males they will usually lose most of their pearls in their first moult
 

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Tough situation. It could be either you have very vocal females or you have two males. As was mentioned above, the males will lose their pearls during first moult between 9 months and a year. Between 6 months and 9 months they'll start heart winging. When viewed from the back, their wings will take on a literal heart shaped image. It's quite cute :)

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Generally, most sex-linked mutations end up being female, because it's easier to get a female than a male. I would contact the breeder and ask about the parents. At this age they're too young to tell gender.
 
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