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IMG_20200413_180703.jpg , i have this beautiful bird for some time now. He is sky as he or she have beautiful blend of colors and behind him there is smoky with greay and white color.
Sky is whistling alot and sitting inside box as soon as i installed box for them. I dont dont know their genders. Could some one help me
 

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The male cockatiels seem to be a lot noiser. The females are the quiet ones. I think...
 

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The male cockatiels seem to be a lot noiser. The females are the quiet ones. I think...
That is what i think. But when i bought sky they told me its female because of tail feathers lines and standing stance
 

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I can't tell visually as that's not my thing, but @Monica and maybe @Ripshod is can sually help with such things.

But are there any other behavioral things? These are things mine do:

Male: Sings, does "heart wings", bangs beak

Female: hangs upside down like a bat, sometimes raises tail feathers in the air and chirp softly (an invitation to mate).
 

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You can't really sex pied birds visually. My male looks a lot like yours (he's just welcomed his first chicks) your bird might be male but it's hard to say for sure. His mutation is Pied. For pied Cockatiels, DNA sexing is the most reliable route to go in. The DNA kit for my boy was $15 .. pretty great price! Beautiful tiel and Best of luck♥
 

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How old is your bird?
 

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If you are interested in breeding cockatiels, I would recommend making sure that they are on a healthy, varied diet that includes fresh foods and they are either in a large cage or the hen in some way has a chance to exercise. It would also be preferable if they were of a good age to breed.

As asked, it would also help to know age of Sky.
 

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You can't really sex pied birds visually. My male looks a lot like yours (he's just welcomed his first chicks) your bird might be male but it's hard to say for sure. His mutation is Pied. For pied Cockatiels, DNA sexing is the most reliable route to go in. The DNA kit for my boy was $15 .. pretty great price! Beautiful tiel and Best of luck♥
That dns sexing kit. Its not available here in KSA. Can you share me any link for online purchase that would be helpful.
 

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I can't tell visually as that's not my thing, but @Monica and maybe @Ripshod is can sually help with such things.

But are there any other behavioral things? These are things mine do:

Male: Sings, does "heart wings", bangs beak

Female: hangs upside down like a bat, sometimes raises tail feathers in the air and chirp softly (an invitation to mate).
Sky i very energetic. Eating cuttle fish bone, mineral block alot. Sky is making lots of noises like males do. Sitting in nest all the time. And have wide gap in pelvic bone as per pet shop
 

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Based on the information, I would say that Sky is most likely female.

Do you have videos of her vocalizations?
 

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Based on the information, I would say that Sky is most likely female.

Do you have videos of her vocalizations?
Yes i do. But how can i attach video file here i dont have any idea. Its saying file size is big
 

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Females: lighter coloring, belly feathers go in, striped tail feathers, they can whistle and make chirping noises, Hiss more

Males: They sing, darker coloring, belly feathers go down,
 

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Yes i do. But how can i attach video file here i dont have any idea. Its saying file size is big

Here you go! :)

 

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Here you go! :)

 

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sky is the one making sounds and she is sitting in her box.
 

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Wow!

Sky is either one talented hen (which is possible!), or a male that, due to the pied gene, still has his "baby feathers", which is not unheard of with pieds.
 
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