cockatiels - Sex?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by equus2, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just in case there's a tiel expert here - I'm posting pics of 2 new pied cockatiels.....I'm fairly new at this, and sexing pieds can be difficult. Would love your opinion on what sex they are!

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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    IN the last pic, it looks like a male on the left and female on the right.
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I was always told females have barring on the underside of their tail feathers, specially in pieds.
     
  4. onthespot

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    ditto the barring on the tail for females, but juveniles all have that barring, so you have to wait for adult plumage to know for sure.
     
  5. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was going to mention the barring too.
     
  6. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    so, with the barring on the tailfeathers in the first pic.....is that a female?
     
  7. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you know how old the birds are?? If it is over 6 months old yes. can't tell if she is just very alert, or young... been awhile since I have had cockatiels
     
  8. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a male and female cockatiel. The male is VERY vocal. The female isn't at all. I was told that was the easiest way to sex them!!!
     
  9. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
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    Even on pieds this will hold true. There may be some difficulty with lutino cockatiels but the cheek patch will still be dull. If both are whistling or head ducking then both are males.
     
  10. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but the nose and beak are a pink color which makes me think they may be too young to sex right yet.
     

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