Posted by Me on 3/07/08
On 3/03/08, ellie wrote:
> On 2/06/08, Val wrote:
>> My daughter got a new young cockatiel. We're not sure on
>> the sex yet. He/she is starting to make this little rolling
>> whistle. Do females wolf whistle also? The breeder said it
>> was to early to tell if it was a male . It's a yellow
>> cheek. Do they get the same sold grey tail like the normal
>> gray when they mature?
I breed cockatiels and have never had to surgically sex or dna
test. From as early as about 4 or 5 months to a year old
males will start to become vocal whistling, singing, etc.
Females are very quiet and do a little chatter/purr. If your
cockatiel is doing a wolf whistle you can almost bet that it
is a male. There are of course exceptions to the rule but not
often at all and none that I have seen.