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Re: Male/Female

Posted by Me on 3/07/08
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    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.