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Budgie Gender And Age?

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Greetings,

 

First time keeping the budgies. Can anyone please help me identify the gender and age of these little birds. I was told its a male/female pair and 1 year old. However, more I read about them on the web, more confused I get. So, looking for some expert help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Both look to be males, yellow seems a recessive pied and the white could possible be a double factor dominant pied

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Thank you so much for the prompt reply. After spending hours on the net, I had the same feeling that they are both male. However, little white color around the cere was little confusing.

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Sorry to ask, but I'm hoping that is just a travel cage your budgies are pictured in and not their only home? :(

 

I have that same cage but use it only as a travel cage when I take my budgies to the vet as it's tiny.

 

It only has one plastic perch and one small swing and is too small to be a permanent home, unless they spend lots and lots of time out of the cage.

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I'd also love some help with my budgie if I could.

I just picked this little guy up yesterday. I was told it's around 6 months old but I'm not sure.

Is anyone able to tell? And can someone confirm its sex for me, too? If you need more photos, let me know!

Thanks!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nHp4VENEF8dmFldkEwSnJSbm8

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nHp4VENEF8eXRNWnJsaUhpNzg

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Looks like a young female

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Looks like a young female

 

Hmm. I sent the same photos to a budgie breeder and he says that it's likely a male. Does anyone else have any thoughts?

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If you can take a picture in natural light and closer to the cere that would help. The cere looks almost completely white on the top half which would indicate 100% female. Unless my screen is making it look a different colour I'm almost 100% sure it's female.

 

 

You might struggle to get another reply as many of the posters on this forum are not active.

 

Good luck finding its gender

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If you can take a picture in natural light and closer to the cere that would help. The cere looks almost completely white on the top half which would indicate 100% female. Unless my screen is making it look a different colour I'm almost 100% sure it's female.

 

 

You might struggle to get another reply as many of the posters on this forum are not active.

 

Good luck finding its gender

 

I've taken a couple more pictures in more natural light so hopefully that makes it a bit clearer. Any help is appreciated!

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nHp4VENEF8eU5LWFFZVW1CUzg

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nHp4VENEF8WGs0STNnSmRndms

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I still think a female after those pictures

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Original post is both males, both recessive pieds. On the white one, notice how the body color is down low near the legs. A dom pied will have the body color up around the breast. Also, lack of iris rings on a one year old indicates recessive pied.

 

 

The other person's bird is a recessive pied female. Just entering her first molt, so probably right around three months old.

 

Nice birds.

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