Sexing lutinos is really hard by eye- some people go by behavior and body shape but that is not always 100% sure- esspecially with babies. There are some people on here with lutinos- they might be able to help a little more.
Good to hear you've found a possible tiel. Make sure you post the pics. Mine were also parent raised and from a petshop but they were quite easy to become totally trusting and tame. I have a question though- you said you made a deal with the owner that you can get ur pick if u work with them but you should be able to get your pick regardless. Either way- it's good for them that they'll get some attention-just wondering. Good luck!Thank you all for the imput.
Yep, personality will be the one to decide. There are 6 tiels (4 grey, 2 lutino), and they are bird raised. Cheeky was hand raised by the breeder. Anyways all six need handling. I have made a deal with the pet shop owner. I'll work on taming them, if I get my pick .
They are also cheaper in price, because they need some work. I have already started, and they are young enough that they should make wonderful pets if someone is willing to work with them.
It's quite a deal, so I'll just have to see. If/When I do get the new one I will be sure to post!
Yes, that is right that the only 100% way is to have them surgically sexed, but i think it is a bit to much pressure on the bird just so you can have the sex, correct. I just think that whatever sex you think they suit you make them a boy/girl it also depends on their personality.I just wanted to ad, that even DNA testing is not 100%
I know a woman who got her Quaker Parrot DNA tested, it came back FEMALE, after her bird died at 3 months old * a breathing problem I can't remember what it is called * and a Autoposy was done, She found out her DNA'D Female was in Fact a boy!! - - I've heard of this happening more then once. And with Quakers You can not go by personailty, both males & Females talk, both genders do all the same things
So the only way to be 100% sure is to have the birds Surgically sexed