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    My cockatiel male or female ( white face ) thank you for guys for help.. i really need help :/










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    Re: My cockatiel male or female ( white face )

    I have 2 white faced cockatiels. Depending on how old your cockatiel is, there are a couple of things you can check for:
    1. According to my friend who owns the local bird store and is a long-time breeder, males get very white on their faces after the first moult. Females won't be so white.
    2. Baby cockatiels have barring on their tails. The male's tail will lose the barring and his tail will be solid. The female will keep the tail barring.
    3. They say that the female will keep the spots on the wing flight feathers after the first moult, but the male's wings will be solid color.

    Those are things you might look for. But, depending on what kind of white faced you have, some of these things may not apply. For example, I have one baby who is a white faced gray cockatiel. The tests apply to him. But, the other baby is a white faced pearl. I don't know if these tests would apply to him. I have to wait and see. He's only 3 months old.

    But, I had both cockatiels DNA sex tested. It costs only about $25.00 per bird. As far as I'm concerned, it's worth it to find out if you have a male or female.
    Whitefaced Pearl Cockatiel Smokey Bear: Hatched June 14, 2018
    Whitefaced Pied Cockatiel Wolfie Barry James (Wolfgang): Hatched approx: December 25, 2017
    Yellow Naped Amazon Benny Francis: Hatched March 24, 2018

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