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hello birdie by mechanicalmasochist hello birdie by mechanicalmasochist
so here is a photo of my new birdie!

not the best photo but i do plan on getting better with time,

s/he is only 3 months anyone want to help me out on gender guessing?

I'm thinking female because she has bars on some of her tail feathers and is quite 'hissy' at times but I've heard you can't really guess by behavior until they are a certain age, she also has bright cheeks which is more of a male trait so i don't knwo haha
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MajorasPikachu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Heh, i used to have a Cocktail parrot aswell. c: She screamed alot and we ended up giving it to my cousin, XD But i have ma other birdie, a Parakeet nammed Bebe So hey..
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CatAdopt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Beautiful bird! I got a bird recently too! He is a Sun Conure named Loki and he just turned 3 months old today!
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catsglade Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
omg it's so cute <3
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katnisseverdeen106 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When my mom was clipping our birds talons and he was struggling she accidentally got the nick of his talon.

Well we didn't know his gender at the time so we sent the blood and talon to get it tested it.

And our guess was right. He was a guy. And to this day he hates us ._.
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Budgielover14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If she has tail bars, my first guess would be a female, bright face or not. She looks like a cinnamon pearl cockatiel to me. Also, you mentioned she was hissy, and while all cockatiels can be hissy, females tend to be more hissy than males.

Her behavior can also identify gender. Does she sing alot? Does she display male or female behavior? Females also like to chew... ALOT. My females will chew everything apart and my males don't tend to do that as much. Btw, she's a beautiful birdie. ;)
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah i figured she was a cinnamon pearl after looking them up though she seems to be quite pied in places too which is awesome because those are all my favorite mutations in one and I just chose her by chance : D <3

I'm really guessing she is female (though i was told not to expect normal gender behaviors untill I had her at least a fortnight) but she is grumpy, she doesn't sing or squawk at all except when angry or the random chirp here and there
she is obsessed with chewing this wooden peg that is on the side of her cage

she also has little or no response to the sound of other cockatiels singing since i tried playing some on you tube, she just listens lol

So my guess is female, which is nice since that means she will keep her pretty pearl markings :3
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Budgielover14 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all sorts of cinnamons! My cockatiel is a pearl male, which means he lost those pearlings. But I love him the same. :D

Yeah, it sounds like she's a female. Beware, their hormones can get a real grip on them. ;) She may start to lay eggs or do little acts in the corner of her cage. And she'll get really cranky. *_*

My cockatiel will start frantically searching for the "cockatiel" whenever I play videos. He goes nuts.
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eh kes laid eggs so its fine and pepsy my budgie was female but she had no interest in egg laying though she was very cranky!

I' used to the bird behaviors :3
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Neravirat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well whatever gender it's a beautiful bird
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lunarxCloud Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have the same with my birds you can't be certain of their gender and my birds are 1 years of age but the behavior of my birds have determined of their gender XD

This bird might possibly be a male because of the bright yellow and red/orange cheeks

also the title is what my male bird says :D its funny when he says it I. Good luck with your cockatiel :D
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Rose-Laxzi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am going to have to guess male, but yeah, you'll only know when s/he reaches an certain age. =3 SO KAWAII, I miss having a bird!
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soundandscar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
*head explodes* ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTEEEEE
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serinity52 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, he/she is so adorable! :3
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virulentVirus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful <3
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oSunstar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
aw hes so cute!
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ExperimentR18 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I'm thinking s/he might be a male.
When they're young, they all have tail bars and as they grow older, they'll go away if the bird is male from what I've heard.
And normally males have the brighter colors on their faces and cheeks. But then i don't think that works with lutinos, so maybe not this mutation?

Have you thought about getting s/he DNA tested?
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Iceyspade Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really know. To me, the cockatiel looks like a boy |D
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OkamiShiri Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]

Best I can find on cockatiel sexing. xD

If worse comes to worst you could get her/him DNA tested, though I know that's expensive. I am quite amused because whilst reading that article I saw the wolf whistle part, and only a few weeks ago I was walking through a pet shop when a cockatiel began wolf whistling at me.

I was so tempted to buy it. xD
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AnotherDyingBreed Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
maybe a tomboy, like you? .w.
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AkatsukiLoverXDX3 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
So cute..I'm thinking of getting a bird, But I have my hands full with my pups.
I'll just need to settle for looking at your pretty ones. X3
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Acryliclce Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Awww.

S/he is so cute!

I've always wanted a Cockatiel, 8ut i was never a8le to get one.

Hope you have 8etter luck with your new little 8irdie.
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HellsingDragoness Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a male cockatiels.
femals not have so strong, orange cheeks and have more gray in the yellow feathers on her heads,

males also have black or dark gray tail feathers, look if "it" is doing courtship, that it have to be a male XD

(Sry for my bad english, ist 0:10 AM here in germany :"D )
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes but i've heard the cheek and bright colours way of judging only works on birds which are not colour mutations the bird here from what I've gathered is a cinnamon pied pearl so s/he is 3 mutations.

if s/he was natural colours then i wouldn't be asking since that is easy but i have seen females with bright faces claimed to be males only to start laying eggs
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HellsingDragoness Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay, i have only read some articels about it fast, but they all say the same =/

you could go to a vet and let it check or wait until s/he is doing courtship, that it should be clear ^^

I have beared dragons, so i dont know much about cute birdies :"D
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MediocrePotato Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist
She looks like a bird i use to have! His name was Paulie. We use to let his fly through the house cause he absolutely loved it, then some women opened the door and he flew away :'(
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Embarr123456 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I think s/he may be a female if s/he is being hissy.
All of the female birds I have are hissy ;m; But then again, not all birds are the same...I found out the gender of my bird when it laid an egg...derp
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is my biggest clue s/he might be female but then again I should probably take in to account I've only had him/her 4 days and he/she is only 3 months old
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Embarr123456 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Don't males and females preen the opposite gender? Maybe if you watch who s/he preens would give you a hint
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it would if i didn't only have the one bird XD

I had to sell milkshake and kes because they started breeding
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Embarr123456 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
aww
Sorry to hear that, but little peeping chicks would be hard to care for after they grow up
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TDI2789 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me and my grandpa breed cockatiels ouo adorable birdie <3

have you named her yet?

and if you lift up her wings then you can tell their sex by how dark their undersides are. Darker is usually male. It really only works on pied. Is your's pied? also, if they are more vocal with chirps and learn to talk earlier on, they're most likely male
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my tiel from what I've learned from google search is possibly a cinnamon pied pearl or pied pearl , making my life difficult.

though i can't look at her wings because she is not tame yet and I don't wnat to freak her out
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TDI2789 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she looks a bit cinnamony to me, the coloring on her chest is a bit darker than norm in the photo

good idea, my newest tiel is 6 months and he still doesn't like his wings touched, so I wouldn't worry too much. just listen to how vocal they are and it'll give you a good clue :>
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halohunter249 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
its a male
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PokefreakMisty Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a male tiel (who I love to bits), and he looks pretty similar to yours.
I'm guessing male.
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Windyfeather Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No words can describe this little cutie <3
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LunaBluex Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Dunno probably a male.
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Foxxy-Fearyn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm thinking male. I have a male Tiel as well, love him to bits.:) Your baby seems to have a pretty bright face, and probly just hasn't molted out those barred feathers yet. I'm not an expert, obviously, but that's what I think C:
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mariahmaemae Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's a male ;o; .. Since males have brighter colors then females... I should know, I have two of different genders myself :3
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mechanicalmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well i thought it was that simple too, but I've been told with mutations the norm doesn't always apply and people have had brightly coloured females .

his/her face is pretty bright but he/she does have some barred tail feathers too

though i guess I'll know if he/she loses the pearl markings
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Exotic-Supernova Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems like male to me.
Has bright orange cheeks as well as bright yellow face, large crest feathers.
All birds look like females when they are young, so after the first couple of times they molt the bars will no longer be there.
Orion, my cockateil, he used to have lighyer colored feathers with bars underneath his tail feathers but they are no longer there now- as they are being replaced by his newer 'adult' feathers. :)


I hoped that helped
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Wings-of-Change12 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
It's adorable! I have no idea what gender it will be.
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zeepastaX7 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
SO FRIGGING CUTE! I agree with the comment two places under mine, you should name it Finn! But what ever you want I'm sure wil be even better! :)
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Wingdacat Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
s/he's lovely!
i use to have a cockatiel named bud. he was so sweet :)
i do miss him though.
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Jingostar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Male or female, name it Finn!
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Chaosisx Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
She's cute c:
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Radioactive-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks more male.
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brokenthroat Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
i was told females have more yellow in the furthermost flight feathers. like a bar of yellow. i'm not sure if that goes for other colors though because my female was a lutino.
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Crane-MasterOfFear Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Perhaps a guy, but still very cute! C:
What will be his/her name, any ideas?
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XXFinnXX Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awww! She is absolutely precious! I had trouble finding out my cockatiel's gender as well. I always called her bobby boy until one day she laid eggs... it was very awkward.
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