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Hello!

Here are some photos of my feathered friend! I've had (him) for just over a week. I've been told its male but would like your thoughts! Also, can anyone offer advice on how old babies are when they are in the shops?

Leanne

 

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Hi Leanne,

 

Your new feathered friend looks like a female to me. As to age of birds sold in pet shops, well that's anyone's guess. Baby budgies could be as little as 5 weeks old or so up until their first moult at 3-4 months. I'm not overly confident either that pet shop staff really know how old the birds in their care are. Your little budgie hasn't had her first moult as she still has the bars on her forehead. She is certainly a sweet little bird.

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I'm going to say a very young male. The cere looks pink like a boy. He would be around 6 weeks but that's just my guess :D

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I'd say female because there's white around the nostrils. Your budgie is soooo super cute! :D

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If I had a chick like that in one of my nests, I would say it was undetermined. Since it has such a pinky purple color to it, I would lean to thinking boy. But I've had some that were like this, and the white area grew and grew until it became obvious it was a girl. I have also had ones similar to this that I thought were girls, and they ended up as boys. I would guess that it is very young, otherwise the gender would be more obvious. It's definitely cute, though! The throat spots are interesting. Does this bird have normal markings on its back?

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the comments, it is a tricky one but I'll be happy either way! It has such a lovely character. I actually think its a boy, it doesn't bite like my other birds (which were girls). They bit so hard from day one, this little one is pretty cruisy.

 

Finnie, hopefully you can see the colouring from the photo. The tips of his wings are white and under his wings are a turquoise blue colour. After the first moult will his colouring change? I'm thinking that his head will eventually be all white, is that right?

 

The first photo is a more recent one. He's coming out and going into his cage on his own, only in a small room though. He's wary, but pretty tame.

 

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the comments, it is a tricky one but I'll be happy either way! It has such a lovely character. I actually think its a boy, it doesn't bite like my other birds (which were girls). They bit so hard from day one, this little one is pretty cruisy.

 

Finnie, hopefully you can see the colouring from the photo. The tips of his wings are white and under his wings are a turquoise blue colour. After the first moult will his colouring change? I'm thinking that his head will eventually be all white, is that right?

 

The first photo is a more recent one. He's coming out and going into his cage on his own, only in a small room though. He's wary, but pretty tame.

 

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Yes, the forehead will be all white after his/her first molt. And, I'm no color expert, but I think he/she's just a normal sky blue :)

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