sexing cockatiels

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by spish, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    can anyone please point me to a website that helps you sex cockatiels? i have 6 that i need to sex but havent a clue how!
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    You can try and post pics so I can see, I have 4. You can also look at the tail if it has barrings its a female if it dont its a male. If its a normal grey males have yellow faces females dont have as much yellow
     
  3. spish

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    ok heres a few pics.... theres 6 cockatiels altogether, 2 with full grey faces, 1 fully yellow/white body, one with a grey white body/yellow face, one with a grey/yellow body and another.

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  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    oh dear do IMG links no longer work here?
    well if anyone can let me know how i post pics here now id be grateful...cant find an upload button anymore.....

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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You have to upload the image url in the new photo button to post pictures directly
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i think i got it now, thanks :D
     
  7. Nambroth

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    All of the cockatiels you posted appear to be hens--
    The following are 100% for sure hens:

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    If this bird is mature (> 1.5 years old) then it appears to be a hen:
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    How old is this bird, if you know? Is it mature? Pearling is a sex-linked gene, and with only rare exceptions only hens will retain the pearling once they mature. Males will usually have pearling to being with but will molt into 'regular' colors at maturity.
    I can't tell if this bird is a partially pearled female or if it's a male molting out of his pretty speckles. It looks as it it could be young based on the face but it's really hard to tell.
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    If this bird is mature, it is almost certainly a hen:
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    (If these are your birds, watch out that the budgies don't bother the cockatiel too much... 'tiels tend to be more laid back while budgies are boisterous. They can't hurt the cockatiel really, but they can stress her)

    For the lutino bird (the white/pale yellow one), I can't tell based on your photo. Mature hens will usually retain very faint barring under the tail and possibly very very faint wing 'dots' on the insides of the primary flight feathers, but it's impossible to tell based on these photos. Does he/she display any male behaviors? Any long, whistled, boisterous 'singing'? Head-banging?
     
  8. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    yes that bird in the last picture you answered on is the maturist bird out of them all...she is just over 2 yrs old. the 2 birds with complete grey faces are 8 months old...and the other three are 5months old
     
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  10. Nambroth

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    Ah, they are young then! AquaEyes has the sexing that I'd correct myself on, then. :)
     

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