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Old 05-27-2014, 05:13 AM
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Exclamation Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

I don't know about...it. Well, it still doesn't have a name yet, because I don't know the gender! Any avian enthusiasts want to help me out here? I am inexperienced with birds, and don't know if I should name my cockatiel Amelia or Orville.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:17 AM
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Re: Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

By the way, I think it is a Pearl specie.
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Re: Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

Another photo of it.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:21 AM
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Re: Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

<3 <3 <3 More pics...
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Re: Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

Look like a grey X pearl boy to me, although I'm no expert on tiels.
Are you able to pick him/her up? If it has yellow bars on the underside of the tail, it's a girl
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Re: Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

First, do you know tge age? If its under 6 months you won't know until it molts. Male pearls and females have barring under their tails when they are young but males eventually lose them as they molt. Also, males will lose their pearls when they molt but it can take a few molts. Females keep their pearls and bars under their tails.
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Re: Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

She/He is 2 years old now. I'll try to pick him/her up and do a picture. I don't know whether it's Amelia or Orville yet.
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Re: Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

Here is its tail as requested. It doesn't like being held, but for the convenience of a photograph u_u
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:36 AM
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Re: Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

Quote: Originally Posted by VeganPilot View Post
She/He is 2 years old now. I'll try to pick him/her up and do a picture. I don't know whether it's Amelia or Orville yet.
At two years old yours would be a girl!!! Pearl is a mutation of the Cockatiel specie, not a pearl specie. So Amelia would be more fitting.

It takes the males awhile to molt out the pearls but by around a year of age, most of the pearls would be gone.
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Re: Girl or Boy Cockatiel?

Definitely female!

Some of her tail feathers are clear with a dark quill. This is due to her being a pearl mutation.


Quote: Originally Posted by Mekaisto View Post
Look like a grey X pearl boy to me, although I'm no expert on tiels.
Are you able to pick him/her up? If it has yellow bars on the underside of the tail, it's a girl
Bars or no bars is not an accurate way to sex pearl cockatiels!


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