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Please help me identify baby cockatiel color and how to tell its gender when older

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Hello, everyone! I am getting my first cockatiel tonorrow. He/she is 8 weeks old and I was told that it was a grey pearl so I was wondering what it may look like when its adult features come in and how to tell its gender when it is a year old. I tried googling it but i keep finding images of the gray cockatiels with yellow heads and red checks and mine is just white and gray. Thank you for all your help!!
 

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Welcome to the forum! Your baby is very cute.
They look like a regular white face to me! If they keep their current coloration once mature, they’re a female.

I’ll attach a photo of male & female wf’s:
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Just a normal whiteface! No pearl.


As mentioned, if the face gets white as the little one matures (starting around the 4-6 month mark for most, some could be 8-12 months), then you have a male.


If coloration remains the same, female.



Might be able to tell via vocalizations as well around 4-5 months old.
 

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Welcome! Very cute tiel. :)
 

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Just a normal whiteface! No pearl.


As mentioned, if the face gets white as the little one matures (starting around the 4-6 month mark for most, some could be 8-12 months), then you have a male.


If coloration remains the same, female.



Might be able to tell via vocalizations as well around 4-5 months old.
Thanks!! I'll definitely write all this down!
 

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Whiteface but not pearl. If they are male then a pearl white face will end up looking like a regular white face male anyway. Only female pearls stay pearl but yours is not a pearl as there are no pearls. You should let the store know I guess.

Good Luck on your new baby.
 
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