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Can't Figure Out The Sex On This One For 4 Years Now

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Hello all,

 

I found this forum searching on the internet and I am glad I did because it seems to have just about all sorts of info on budgies and budgie-mating, which is what I am after.

 

Four years ago we purchased two budgies, a green-yellow one and a whitish-blue. The green-yellow was definitely a boy but we thought the white-blue was female. I am questioning this assumption now. The whitish budgie got eventually very hostile with the green-yellow, which we found dead one morning. The white budgie is a very intelligent and very temperamental bird. Rarely scared of me at all, very bossy, playful and extremely loud.

 

We then bought two new budgies (4-8 months old) (a boy and a hen again) to try the mating process again. I put them in their own cage, then about 2-3 days later put the white budgie with them. The idea was that now I would have two females with one male and that the new couple would somehow intimidate and calm down the white budgie. What I noticed is that the white budgie immediately dominated the cage once again, started befriending the female new budgie, but once again, was extremely hostile with the new male budgie. This made me suspicious that all those years we were wrong about its sex and that there was a possibility that the white one was a male after all.

 

I am posting this message and the following pictures, hoping that the more experienced budgie breeders will be able to help me verify my budgie's sex.

 

Thank you all in advance.

 

Konstantine

 

Here are some pics of the white dominating budgie with undefined sex

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/white1.jpg

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/white2.jpg

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/white3.jpg

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/white4.jpg

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/white5.JPG

 

Here are some pics of the new male (I think) budgie.

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/newMale1.JPG

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/newMale2.JPG

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/newMale3.JPG

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/newMale4.JPG

 

And finally, one picture of the new female budgie:

http://www.geospatial.gr/parrots/newFemale.JPG

Edited by concept303

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Hi and welcome, Your original bird I would say is definitely a dominant pied male.

Your new one looks to be a male in three of the photos but looks like a hen in photo no.3, it is best if you can take them in good natural light to display the colour more accurately.

Cheers Jenny

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Thank you Jenny,

 

I realized a couple of the links were broken. I have fixed them now :-)

 

So the white one is a male huh? How were you able to tell? I guess it would be a problem to put two males with one female in the same cage now...

Glad I found this forum. Thanks again for your answer.

 

Konstantinos

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Hi, your new female is definitely, well, female. And I'm pretty sure the other new bird is male. I'm not so sure about the original bird.

 

Anyway, welcome to the forum :)

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Thank you for the help, my friend.

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I think your original bird looks like it could be either/or. But I would venture to say that if it were a hen, and you have had it for four years, you would have been able to notice it going in and out of breeding condition, and that would confirm it was a hen. So by process of elimination, it must be a male.

 

It's just as well to house him separately anyway, since your aim is to breed your new pair, and he would just be in their way. :)

 

Welcome to the forum! I hope you enjoy it here, there is a lot of helpful information.

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Thanks for the reply. I can keep him in a separate cage but the new pair would still have to be in the same room. Will this create problems?

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Thanks for the reply. I can keep him in a separate cage but the new pair would still have to be in the same room. Will this create problems?

 

Not at all. :)

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