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Hi there,
So excited to have picked up my first tiel today.
Think we've decided to call him Spikey!
(We 'think' he's a boy - would people agree from how he looks or too soon?!)

Can anyone advise which mutation he is classed as please?

He'll be 9 weeks old tomorrow, already chirping away at me and exploring his new home.
Plan to give him a day or 2 to settle in then let the training commence!

Been coming on here over the last few weeks doing my research, so much helpful info, I'll no doubt be posting more questions at some point!
Lovely seeing everyones tiels too 馃グ
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Hi there,
So excited to have picked up my first tiel today.
Think we've decided to call him Spikey!
(We 'think' he's a boy - would people agree from how he looks or too soon?!)

Can anyone advise which mutation he is classed as please?

He'll be 9 weeks old tomorrow, already chirping away at me and exploring his new home.
Plan to give him a day or 2 to settle in then let the training commence!

Been coming on here over the last few weeks doing my research, so much helpful info, I'll no doubt be posting more questions at some point!
Lovely seeing everyones tiels too 馃グ View attachment 95609 View attachment 95606 View attachment 95607 View attachment 95608
Oh, congratulations! It鈥檚 always nice to have a cockatiel for the first time! Good luck and I hope you become good friends :)
Mutation: Looks like a cinnamon with a bit of pied on his/her head. Probably a Cinnamon Pied, but I can鈥檛 be sure since it鈥檚 a baby
Gender: It鈥檚 hard to tell when it鈥檚 young. I鈥檝e attached some images below of my male when I first got him, and another one about how he looks now. Youngs have a grey head and patterned tail feathers, which eventually drop off into plain grey ones. Females keep these traits as they grow.
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I absolutely love Spikey! He鈥檚 so cute! Take care <33
 

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Arhh I'd guessed a cinnamon pied after lots of reading up!
Thank you for your reply, your tiel when he was young looks just like Spikey, and beautiful now. It's been a week since we picked him up and last 2days he's been eating treats from my hand so building up his trust 馃憤馃徏
 

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Hi there,
So excited to have picked up my first tiel today.
Think we've decided to call him Spikey!
(We 'think' he's a boy - would people agree from how he looks or too soon?!)

Can anyone advise which mutation he is classed as please?

He'll be 9 weeks old tomorrow, already chirping away at me and exploring his new home.
Plan to give him a day or 2 to settle in then let the training commence!

Been coming on here over the last few weeks doing my research, so much helpful info, I'll no doubt be posting more questions at some point!
Lovely seeing everyones tiels too 馃グ View attachment 95609 View attachment 95606 View attachment 95607 View attachment 95608
Awww! He's adorable! You'd have to wait until after his first molt to know for sure whether he is a male. He is a normal grey split to pied.
 
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