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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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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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