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Sexing Baby Budgies

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I so often hear members on here who say you cannot sex a baby budgies until its first moult and when a cere gets "colour" . Even experienced breeders who should know by now say the same thing.

I can sex my baby budgies in the nestbox at age 3-5 days.

Here is a girl budgie DSCF4681.jpg

Here is a boy budgie DSCF4682.jpg

 

I will endeavor to get some better photos in better light conditions to show what I mean and what to look out for. Often it is easier to sex a baby at this age and write down the details for later, as some changes occur that may mislead you in between this age and leaving the nestbox.

Like I said, I can sex MINE at this age. If you post pictures and ask me to sex yours at the same age, we may not have the same result as me looking at your budgie in REAL LIFE conditions as opposed to photos will may not show same colours as seeing them in person.

Edited by **KAZ**

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I look forward to more pics and info with this post. Some of mine I can sex at an early age as it jumps right out, but sometimes I am not quite so sure, particularly with inos, recessives etc. I havent even tried to guess sex at babies this young. Maybe I should and record it and see how accurate I am :)

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I look forward to more pics and info with this post. Some of mine I can sex at an early age as it jumps right out, but sometimes I am not quite so sure, particularly with inos, recessives etc. I havent even tried to guess sex at babies this young. Maybe I should and record it and see how accurate I am :)

You could put a little photo of them at that young age on their "file" along with your guesses, and if any turn out to be incorrect you could look again at their features at that age to work out where you went wrong. It would be a good way to learn and hone you skills.

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Great suggestion :)

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what differences are you looking for at that age KAZ?

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what differences are you looking for at that age KAZ?

Even at that age JB you can see a whiter cere for female and a pinker one for the boys. Hen chicks also seem to have more bulbous cere and larger nostrils. Boys have smaller nostrils usually.

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Kaz are both my bubs Hen's?

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this one has slitely reddish eyes but there darkening

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this is the oldest chick

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This one DSCF2218-1.jpg is DEFINITELY a hen Jodie

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This one DSCF2218-1.jpg is DEFINITELY a hen Jodie

 

Thanks Kaz

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Sex these baby budgies .......aged 5 - 8 days approx

 

1. Baby one DSCF4823.jpg

 

2. Baby two DSCF4822.jpg

 

3. Baby three DSCF4824.jpg

 

4. Baby four DSCF4817.jpg

 

5. Baby five DSCF4814.jpg

 

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6. Baby six DSCF2816-2.jpg

 

7. baby seven DSCF2816-1.jpg

Edited by KAZ

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Well my first look was

 

1. Cock

2. Hen

3. Hen

4. Hen

5. Cock

6. Cock

7. Hen

 

 

Upon further inspection I have decided..

 

1 Cock

2 Hen

3 Cock

4 Hen

5 Hen

6 Cock

7 Hen

Edited by JimmyBanks

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1. Baby one Boy

 

2. Baby two Girl

 

3. Baby three Boy

 

4. Baby four Girl

 

5. Baby five Girl

 

6. Baby six Girl

 

7. baby seven Boy

Edited by **Liv**

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oooh all but 2 diferent and those two we swapped... wow! I am happy I'mnot the only one with bad results :D

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oooh all but 2 diferent and those two we swapped... wow! I am happy I'mnot the only one with bad results :D

 

:D

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one different to me neat... I'm starting to grow in confidence... I'm right your wrong!!! :hug:

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okay going to take a shot at this I am not that good at it unless it is staring me in the face like #1 LOL

 

1. boy

2. girl

3. boy

4. girl

5. boy

6. girl

7. boy

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I will wait till a few more have had a try at it before I will tell you the answers :D

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Kaz you could PM me so that I don't stay up all night wondering if i got any right or wrong :D

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Oh Neat now that would not be fair because I want a PM too so I can start my day :D

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Hi Are these three Chicks of mine all Hens?

Coco1-1.jpg

Baby3-1.jpg

Baby4-1.jpg

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Some photos can show colours a little differently than real life...but it looks like all hens

Edited by KAZ

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Some photos can show colours a little differently than real life...but it looks like all hens

 

Well then I have four Hen Chicks

Thank you Kaz

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okay guys I'll pm you the results... I'm right!!! Your Wrong!!! opps that wasn't a pm was it... :) Oh I love not knowing and knowing that I don't know cos I know I don't know any of this stuff and still I could be right. :hug: Did anyone not understand that?

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I'm not good at sexing babies but I'll have a go just so I learn something.

 

1 - boy

2 - girl

3 - girl

4 - girl

5 - girl

6 - boy

7 - boy

 

:D No guarantees offered under any circumstance... :P

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