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Is This Budgie A Male Or A Female?

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Winter was around 3 months old in this picture. I was told then that I have a female, due to visible white rings around the nostrils and a bluish cere.

 

 

An old video.

 

Kindly watch this video I took of Winter before the first moult.

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Isn't that how a female's cere looks like at that age?

 

Recent video (you can watch in full screen)

 

 

Please Click for newest pictures (the last ones are the most recent ones):

 

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The problem I am facing now is that the cere is still blue, and Winter is at around 7-8 months of age. I keep getting mixed opinions about the gender.

 

Behaviour wise:

  • Less noisy compared to other 2 male budgies in my house.
  • Never regurgitates food like the males in the house do for Winter.
  • Bossy...kicks, steps on the tail or the back of the males if they don't regurgitate, or get in her way, or just for no reason at all.
  • Doesn't jump around like the other males do.
  • Talks...can say "Pretty Pretty Bird", "Watcha doing?", "Gimme a kishy." and imitates my kissing noises.
  • Very friendly with me.

So, what do you guys think?

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Hi Rashu, welcome to the forum!

 

 

I think that by 7-8 months of age, most females would have gone into breeding condition by now, and the cere would have turned brown, or at least be starting to go brown.

 

I think that for the most part, Winter looks like a male. I wonder if it is possible that it is a male with a lack of testosterone, causing it to look and behave a little more feminine than a normal male.? There are conditions that can cause a male budgie's cere to look like a hen, such as lack of iodine, cancer, and low hormones. I haven't read about any females with conditions that make them look or act male (for instance, never getting a brown cere) but I suppose that is a possibility, too.

 

 

I'm leaning towards male on this one.

 

Edit:

I looked again more closely at your photos, and based on this one:

 

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There is no white on that cere at all, just dark blue and light blue. Male.

Edited by Finnie

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I think that by 7-8 months of age, most females would have gone into breeding condition by now

 

Then shouldn't Winter have come into breeding condition anyway by now, and have a deeper blue colour to the cere?

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Some birds take a long time to mature... Looks very male to me......

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male from me.

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