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Old 03-25-2020, 06:41 PM
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Using color to determine the sex?

I have been in contact with a breeder about adopting a male cockatiel and when I asked if she DNA sexed them she said that she doesn't DNA them because she can tell by their coloring based on the pairing of the parents. Is this a reliable way to determine the sex of the babies?
Also, is it a red flag that she doesn't offer a health guarantee?
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:03 PM
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Re: Using color to determine the sex?

it depends on the specific genes but it is possible. I dont really know much about the specific factors in cockatiels genetics though so i cant say much more. However no health guarantee is sketchy.
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:43 AM
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Re: Using color to determine the sex?

In some cases it is possible - some mutations are sex linked (eg pearl, cinnamon). To make sure you can write here what are parents and the baby mutations and we will say if this is right
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Re: Using color to determine the sex?

I don't know what the parents are, but she said the baby is a pied split to pearl. Is that mutation typically male?
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Re: Using color to determine the sex?

We can't say that knowing only child (spilts aren't visible). But I see the breeder knows how it works - in this case dad has to be pearl but not mum - than female babies are pearls but males just spilts (we don't see it)
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Re: Using color to determine the sex?

I read somewhere that Conures are sexed by the colour of their feet! Pink for a girl,how true this is Ive no idea?
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Re: Using color to determine the sex?

Quote: Originally Posted by Cagzo View Post
I read somewhere that Conures are sexed by the colour of their feet! Pink for a girl,how true this is Ive no idea?
That's not true
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Re: Using color to determine the sex?

I didnt think it could be that easy!LOL
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Re: Using color to determine the sex?

feet color depends on mutation not sex GCC's, like cockatiels (and all other bird species where are known sex-linked mutations) may be be determine the gender basig on parents and babies mutations - but not each parent "combination" will let us tell the babies gender
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