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Miss Candy and Tony are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing their pictures. Would love to see more of them :)

How do you determine gender in Tiels?
 

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Great pics, I'm glad Tony and Candy have been doing well, thanks for updating on them! :)
 

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Thanks everyone! I haven't had much time to post their photos and updates; school and work has been eating my free time:( Will try to be more active :)
Juhi, some cockatiel mutations are easy to tell gender. For example:
Normal greys - after the first molt, young males develop a yellow head whilst females keep greyish heads.
Lutinos - males lose their orange/yellow barring under the wings and tails and females don't.
Pearls - males lose their pearls as they molt, and females always keep them.
Cockatiel behavior is a good indicator of the gender. Males are typically more vocal, learn to whistle and chat a lot whilst females are pretty quiet. Males will do these "bat wings" - when they want to show off for females. They also "beak bang". :)
 

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Thank you Miss Deb and Miss Despina! Candy spent hours styling that beautiful crest of hers and wrestling with the curlers :D
And Tony, well, he thinks he is just adorable with his rough "macho" looks :laughing:
 

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Awesome representatives of the cockatiel species...:D
 

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Aw, thank you Mr. Randy :D Candy and Tony would like to see more of your own little rascal tiel :)
They will, and soon! Shiloh is starting to settle into his new environment well. Most of the time he steps right up for me, sometimes he comes right to the door and hops out onto my finger. He likes to sit on my shoulder and is a big time beard preener....couldn't be happier with the little guy...:)
 

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Thanks everyone! I haven't had much time to post their photos and updates; school and work has been eating my free time:( Will try to be more active :)
Juhi, some cockatiel mutations are easy to tell gender. For example:
Normal greys - after the first molt, young males develop a yellow head whilst females keep greyish heads.
Lutinos - males lose their orange/yellow barring under the wings and tails and females don't.
Pearls - males lose their pearls as they molt, and females always keep them.
Cockatiel behavior is a good indicator of the gender. Males are typically more vocal, learn to whistle and chat a lot whilst females are pretty quiet. Males will do these "bat wings" - when they want to show off for females. They also "beak bang". :)
That is informative. I can only determine gender in Budgies. Maybe some day when I have Tiels or Love birds, I will figure it out myself.

In budgies, it is only the cere colour that matters. Easy peasy.
 

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Thank you for the pics. They are beautiful!! :loveeyes:
Wow, I am so busy lately and do not have time for TB. One of my schoolfriends, client and I know the family very well died on the 22nd of August in a motorcycle accident and I am his trusts bookkeeper for years. This is an extra job now till the sons turn 40.(15years from now on).
Keep well!
 
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