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So, this bird is confusing me to no end. He is molting in unpearled feathers on his back but his new tail feather has yellow still on it. I though it was supposed to be solid grey?






He's 5m, sings, beak bangs, all that jazz. Then there is that tail feather that is still making me question his gender.
 

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It might have yellow streaks or flecking for the first few molts. Miles is a year old and still has some yellow in his tail. He has very few pearls left, though.
 

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The feather he molted out, the tail feather, had no black/grey on it at all. It was just yellow with the black vein. So it's a drastic difference. I just wanted to make sure. My other cockatiel, his sibling, hasn't molted any feathers yet to indicate gender yet.
 

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It took about a year for Coco to grow in a dark grey tail. The undersides have quite a bit of yellow on them still. When I got him (at 9 weeks old) his tail looked just like your 'tiels.
 

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Pearl males that are split to pied tend to keep those pearl traits longer. Fuzzy kept those tail feathers and a light pearling for over two years before he even started to look more like a normal grey. Definitely not uncommon.
 
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