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New Budgie - Opinions About Gender / Mutaion / Age

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Am I a girl, opinions about gender / mutation/ age ?

 

 

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I think it's a female

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Wow,

Thanks BudgieLover - I want her to be a girl too, but some people say, its a boy (Dark green Recessive pied, pink cere !!).

 

 

 

I would love some more opinions

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comeon experts, No one else has any opinions !!

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Well i am no expert but i say boy.

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I'm also no expert but I feel that it's a cock as a hen would have more white around the nostril and really you're looking for a white/tan cere in a hen (even in a recessive pied which effects the colour of a cock's cere rather than the hen's). Can't really be sure of the age other than that it's over four months old having gone through its first moult and lost all its baby bars.

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Looks like a pretty hen :)

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Can you get a closer shot of the cere?

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I would say a hen too. But who cares she is so darn vibrant and beautiful!

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Love the green n/gold pied's. I'd opt for hen also, great strength of colour.

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I'm also going for a hen. Pretty yellow and green pied. I can't pinpoint her age from the photos, especially as pied chicks don't necessarily have bars on their foreheads. Her cere will become tan/brown as she matures. Does she have an iris ring?

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I think it's a boy.

 

It's definitely a recessive pied, and therefore won't get any iris rings.

 

Recessive pieds don't necessarily have bars going to their ceres, as Flip pointed out. They also tend to retain those bars into adulthood, if they do have them. So you really can't tell age on a recessive pied, unless it's a hen with a brown cere, and then you only know that it has gone through at least one molt.

 

If this one is still a baby, then there is the potential for the bit of white on it's cere to expand. But many males have some white anyway. So you will have to wait until time passes, and if it doesn't develop the brown cere of a female in condition, then you will know it's a male.

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Its a boy! Congratulations, Hand out the cigars.

Edited by trefto

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Trefto you so funny! He he he.lovely picture for your profile. I have a yellow budgie with brown markings all over the wings and she has cat EYES! LIKE A definite yellow colour.her mom is an Albino and her Dad is a green/yellow normal English budgie (original budgie colour) BUT HE was a show budgie. The chicks all get Dad's cute little fluffy beard with spots on it.wonder what breed they are?

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