Identifying Cockatiel Sex from Physical Attributes Male and female cockatiels look identical.
With young cockatiels the male and female look the same so it is difficult to decipher their sex until they have been through their first molt at around six to nine.
Many other pet bird owners are confused about how to sex their Cockatiels. This information is offered for those of us who, as new bird owners.
There is a lot of misinformation floating around the internet, and sadly, bird fairs, about the sexing of cockatiels. I remember once looking for a female lutino pearl.
Although there are visual differences, it can be difficult to know how to sex your cockatiel if they are very young and have not yet molted.