Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Announcing the Arrival of Baxter Bird!

Wow, what a day I have had!  I was gifted a Cockatiel and cage from my local Re-Use it Group.  I already have two Cockatiels named Barney and Bailey.  I know Bailey is a female but Barney, well, IT started off as a probable she- but then we were told if She had not laid an egg by one year of age, she was most likely a He.  Well, NOW I read on a web site that Pied Cockatiels do not go so much by the brighter orange or predominately yellow facial colors.  So, after reading where it said females would have dark bars under the tail feathers and possibly dark spots under the wings- we decided to check.  We saw that Baxter did not have any dark bars or spots but Barney DID, and he/she had both!!! So, I have NO clue what sex Barney truly is but we will continue to love him/her as we always have!  Below are pictures of Baxter taken today, Barney a few weeks back and Baily at the same time as Barney!  *Hugs*


  1. The top 3 are males and the bottom is a female. My mom used to breed cockatiels so I was around them quite a lot growing up. At one time I think she had 12. I would help her hand feed the babies. That was a lot of work. Unless your willing to get up every 2 to 3 hours to hand feed them I wouldn't try breeding. A lot of the time the female steps on the babies and kills them or neglects them all together.

  2. They are all pretty birds. Enjoy your new feathered friend.

  3. I use to have cockatiels and loved them and had 3 at one time. but, the last bird drove my family crazy...didn't bother me...so I had to find him a good home...which we did and he's a happy boy!