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Re: Male/Female

Posted by Connie on 3/08/08
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    I can tell you (no offense to anyone) that females can also make
    a catcall. My 3 year old Cockatiel makes catcalls and she was
    DNA'd by Animal Genetics in Tallahassee, Fla... a division of
    Avain Biotech. I have her DNA papers and all. She can catcall
    anytime she wants. Just wanted to have some input here. Have a
    grreat day everyone! Connie


    On 3/07/08, Me wrote:
    > 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.