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Hello, my cockatiel is male or female??

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Re: Male/female??? iqbirdtesting suspicion

Hello jackcockatiel, welcome to the Forums!

Your cockatiel looks to be quite young, so it can be very difficult to visually determine gender if that is the case. Once a cockatiel has gone through it's first moult to adult plumage it is MUCH easier, and this generally takes place around the age of 8 months or so. A female cockatiel will retain the rippled colour on the underside of the tail feathers, much as your cockatiel currently has, into adulthood. A male will lose that colouring, and the underside of the tail feathers will take on a solid colour. Until that time, your best bet is to have it DNA tested by a certified avian vet to determine the gender.
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Re: Male/female??? iqbirdtesting suspicion

They have to go through first molt to be able to tell which is about 8 months. If your cockatiel molted already then she likely a female. The barring on the tail and dull orange patch on face is how I tell. Plus males talk more, females generally are not that vocal and will hiss where males typically don't.
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