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Baby cockatiel girl or boy?

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So I have a baby cockatiel (picture is attached below) who is 19 days old and I was wondering whether they are a girl or boy and if its a pearl cockatiel or a cinnamon pearl cockatiel. I know I wont know for sure until the first molt but I'm just so excited and I cant wait to find out! I lowkey want it to be a boy because I want him to talk and dance and I've previously had male cockatiels but never a female.

Also- I dont know how genes work but the mom is a normal grey cockatiel and the dad is yellow and spotted im pretty sure. Please let me know and Id appreciate any and all suggestions!
 

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There's no way to tell visually until after their first molt.
 

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Also- I dont know how genes work but the mom is a normal grey cockatiel and the dad is yellow and spotted im pretty sure.
also @Feather @AmberC

Baby is 100% female if mom is a normal grey. Male pearl babies would need both parents with the pearl mutation, and mom does not have it.

Pearl is a sex - linked mutation. Females keep pearls. Males generally lose them after 1-2 molts. The pearl mutation is passed from The father to the daughters. The pearl mutation is passed from mom and dad to the sons. The father must be split to pearl or pearl, otherwise, no pearl babies would appear.
 
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So I have a baby cockatiel (picture is attached below) who is 19 days old and I was wondering whether they are a girl or boy and if its a pearl cockatiel or a cinnamon pearl cockatiel. I know I wont know for sure until the first molt but I'm just so excited and I cant wait to find out! I lowkey want it to be a boy because I want him to talk and dance and I've previously had male cockatiels but never a female.

Also- I dont know how genes work but the mom is a normal grey cockatiel and the dad is yellow and spotted im pretty sure. Please let me know and Id appreciate any and all suggestions!
Hi you won’t be able tell for sure until their 1st molt. But if I had to guess, I would say that due to the bright colors on the head it may be a male.
 

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Hi you won’t be able tell for sure until their 1st molt. But if I had to guess, I would say that due to the bright colors on the head it may be a male.
Bright head colors are not an actual indicator unless the bird is normal grey.

This article covers it well:
 

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also @Feather @AmberC

Baby is 100% female if mom is a normal grey. Male pearl babies would need both parents with the pearl mutation, and mom does not have it.

Pearl is a sex - linked mutation. Females keep pearls. Males generally lose them after 1-2 molts. The pearl mutation is passed from The father to the daughters. The pearl mutation is passed from mom and dad to the sons. The father must be split to pearl or pearl, otherwise, no pearl babies would appear.
Appreciate the comment a LOT!! But now I have a question, does a grey cockatiel from the same mom mean a boy then??
 
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