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Can You Help Our Mum Please?

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I dont think our mum will ever get the hang of telling whether we are boys or girls - can you help her please!! :rolleyes:

Baby006.jpg She thinks I'm a girl??

Baby003.jpgand she thinks I'm a boy - is she right??

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Looks right to me but I'm no good at inos and lacewings, etc

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Top one boy. Bottom one girl

 

Top one is very cute!!!!! and hard to tell :rolleyes:

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I reckone that bottom one is a boy, I have a problem when trying to photograph boys as babies because the lights in the ceiling inside tend to reflect off the top of the cere making it look pale at the top. That looks like a reflection to me.

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Here is a clearer picture of the top one Baby.jpgHang on one tick and I'll take another one of the 2nd bird outside!!Baby007.jpgHope this is clearer for you!!

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No I still say bottom one is a girl. It has the white around the nostrils. The slightly translucent lower part of the cere and an overall purple infusion.

The one above is a boy, because the whole cere is the same colour

 

Hmm, now I'm second guessing myself.

In the bottom one, one half of the cere looks boy, the other half looks girl. :rolleyes:

 

How old are they?

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They are about 6-7 weeks old. (I'm glad I'm not the only one having trouble!!)

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I think they are both girls. But i am not an expert.

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Bottom is a boy- not sure on top one, leaning towards boy. Both parents lacewing?

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No I still say bottom one is a girl. It has the white around the nostrils. The slightly translucent lower part of the cere and an overall purple infusion.

The one above is a boy, because the whole cere is the same colour

 

Thats exactly what I first thought! I still think the bottom one is a girl. :D

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Here's one of my boys, in this photo you see the reflection on the top of his cere.

 

DSC00790.jpg

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I agree with SW

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I am going with top girl and bottom boy (boys can have white nasal rings too they are usually smaller and more purplish like this one) that is my thoughts :D.

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Both are boys

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I am so confused!! :P

 

 

I having been following this post because i want to understand how to tell the sex of babies but i also been getting confused so i understand how you feel.

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I'm still going with my original statement. Sexing also depends on the age. Because when boys start to turn blue they becaome more difficult to tell, they look like they have white rings around their nostrils, but they are still a relatively smooth transition. The second confirmed boy has a cere that is more opaque than the second picture bird that you posted, that I think is a girl.

That one is still making it hard though, because of the black speckles it has on its cere.

You could always try feeling the pelvises. Boys have the pubis closer together and sharper, girls have it further apart and rounder (so an egg can fit out!)

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I'm still going with my original statement. Sexing also depends on the age. Because when boys start to turn blue they becaome more difficult to tell, they look like they have white rings around their nostrils, but they are still a relatively smooth transition. The second confirmed boy has a cere that is more opaque than the second picture bird that you posted, that I think is a girl.

That one is still making it hard though, because of the black speckles it has on its cere.

You could always try feeling the pelvises. Boys have the pubis closer together and sharper, girls have it further apart and rounder (so an egg can fit out!)

How do I go about feeling their pelvises? :D I'm thinking turn them on their back and feel under their tail??

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Ive only found this method works after they have matured or have laid before. This is how I sex my lovebirds.

Turn them on their back and lay your little finger between the legs/hips I lay my finger on the side a bit, you should be able to feel the hip 'points'

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Here is a diagram of a chicken (?) skeleton. You feel the pubis part of the pelvis. Pie is right, may not work in immature birds. Give it a shot anyway.

Skeleton

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Thanks for that Sailorwolf, I will give it a try!!

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Be very careful feeling around for bones - they break easily and is normally only done by professionals

 

I say we need Kaz to clear things up - she is the queen of gender :wub:

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Yooo Hoooo Kaz

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