When Mom ordered the Wisdom Panel DNA Test Kits, she also ordered (2) Avian DNA Sexing Kits from HealthGene.com.

Cheney, is a cockatiel and cockatiels are sexually dimorphic – males and females are visually different. We know for a fact that Cheney is a boy. See his bright yellow head and bright orange cheeks? Both signs of a boy!


The reason we needed the (2) tests is that Paco & Conrad – our resident Green-Cheek Conures – are a type of parrot that show no visual difference between males and females (aka monomorphic). Most parrots are monomorphic.

paco, conrad

Because we didn’t know for sure that they were boys it was driving Mom crazy. Mom was conflicted because, generally, parrots are more “friendly” towards the opposite sex AND if Paco and Conrad were females, they should be laying eggs by now. Even though we have only had them for a year, the person who had them before us had them for 2 & 5 years respectively.

Well, the test results came back and….it’s a shocker!


Luckily, Mom mostly calls Paco, Pocky to begin with because she certainly can’t be Paco anymore. Conrad is going to have to become Connie. BOL!

Wait a second…this means more sisters! OH NO!!!!

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I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

31 responses »

  1. Sam says:

    Things sure have been exciting around your house lately!!

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  2. BOL, girl power!!

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  3. nordhuesn says:

    Maybe Kismet will finally get a girlfriend, yes?! He can come and take girls on a date. But the AZ to FL trip is a long way to go. Maybe meet halfway?
    Your Mom is too funny! Your house is very fun. We are pretty boring.

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  4. Hee, hee. Aw come on, Noodle…sisters aren’t THAT bad! 😉

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  5. My Jessy human has birdies too! She has Grover the cockatiel, who’s a girl and lays eggs, and Frankie the Indian ringneck, who’s also a girl. They have a whole room to themselves with their cages and lots of toys. She also has one parakeet she calls the Yellow Guy.

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  6. Amy says:

    I never had a bird, but was good friend with a cockatoo who came to board at the vet where I worked. I was the only one that “Sidney” wouldn’t bite, and would talk to. I don’t think his owners believed he talked, but he would chat up a storm with me. I often heard, in a deep yet sweet, lilting voice, “I love you.” 🙂

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  7. what a surprise!!! glad you could manage the names… imagine you had a thomas and an anthony…then you had a tomatoe now and an antenna :O)

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  8. Hehe, I is luffing these test results, what wonderful surprises! (oh, apart from the one where they got it all wrong ‘cos you ARE a Schnauzer!)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  9. Piglove says:

    These tests are amazing!! XOXO – Bacon

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  10. Christmas says:

    Very cool! My mom had a cockatiel named Muppet. For about a year or so nobody knew if she were male or female (She is a cinnamon pearl whitefaced cockatiel), until she laid an egg! When we got the three kitties, they would always scare Muppet and stress her out all day, so the peeps found a new home for her…my breeder, who also keeps birds! That’s how my mom got to meet me and start showing me, so I’m grateful to Muppet!

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  11. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mew mew mew Noodle mee Moodle…yur surrounded by gurlss…all sorts of gurlss…iss sorta funny inn a way! 😉
    ***nose bumpsss*** an **ear licksss**
    Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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  12. corkscot says:

    When I was a teacher, I had many kids with weird names. I would keep calling them the same name.

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  13. fredrieka says:

    Wow that is beaking news!

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  14. pawpacktips says:

    I’m sure it came as a shock! I have a cockatiel named Bella and they definitely can be hard to sex if they don’t have color distinctions, that’s for sure!

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