This is 7 month old baby Shadow I am wondering if this is a male or female and what kind of cockateil is he or she.
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At 7 months, it’s too early to tell, as your bird won’t have gone through it molt into its adult plumage. This usually happens between 8-12 months. Are you in contact with the birds breeder? Only your bird is a pearl, which like ino and cinnamon, is a sex linked gene passed from father to daughter and the only way to breed males pearls is if the mother is also a pearl. This is why there are a lot more pearl females than males. As examples: put a male pearl to a normal female, all the baby pearls will be female and all the males will be non visual/split for pearl.
Put a male pearl to a female pearl and all the babies in the clutch both male and females will be pearl.
Put a normal male to a female pearl and all the babies will be normals. But the males will be split for pearl. Females cannot be split for a sex linked gene, they either are or they aren’t.
Also, when your baby goes through its molt, if it is a male it will loose the pearls, but some males do keep a ghosting of them.
The cheek patches aren’t a good way to sex a bird as I’ve had females with brighter cheek patches. Singing etc - females are just as capable as males to sing, whistle and talk, they are just less likely to do so.
An, accurate way, you can sex your bird is via the pelvic bones. They are between the birds legs and are shaped like two knuckles. You don’t have to press hard to feel them so won’t hurt the bird. In males these bones are closer together, in females there is a gap just bigger than the size of an egg, this gap is to allow the egg to pass through.