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Hen Or Cock?

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heey, here is 2 pictures of my budgie.

 

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what do you think... ?

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to me it looks like a young male

Edited by funkypanda

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Male for me......

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damn, kinda looked like sparta's cere :( I'M LOST!!!

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Male for me......

 

So a young male?

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flip - say girl too.

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If the photo colours are accurate it is a young male. The blue on a young female's cere would not go right into the nostrils

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yep cock bird for mine too

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This is a good example of how an overexposed photo can make a male look female.

 

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The area I circled in red appears to be the right shade of blue for a female. But like Neville said, there would be white with it, too, not just the pale blue.

 

 

And the area I circled in green is the male shade of blue, which females don't get.

 

 

This is also a good example of how the "rings around the nostrils" theory could throw people into confusion. Males can often have a two-tone blue cere, and the lighter part can look like "rings around the nostrils".

 

I agree with every one who said male. I thought this photo was too good to pass up for an opportunity of demonstrating what to look for. :)

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what I used was the fact the head bars are almost touching the cere and the throat spots are baby spots, all signs that this is a very young bird one that hasn't had it moult yet.

 

for a male that young i would be looking for a cere of this colour:

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heeey, (s)he has got a bit more color now.

 

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Yeah, I still think male, too. And it looks like he's getting some pin feathers on his head, so about the time they molt is also when their cere goes from pink to blue.

 

Nerwen, that's a really nice example of a baby boy. :)

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