Like I said in another thread:
The males have larger, longer wattles and the helmet is taller. Females have more backswept or smaller wattles and the helmet is sort of backswept and shorter. But there are individual variations in those traits. Females have a more horizontal posture, while males tend to stand more upright, also. And then there's the call, with females sounding like "Come back! Come back!" and the males just sound like noisy machine guns, LOL
I miss my goonie-birds! They were rehomed over a year ago, long story, but I may get more one day when I lose the rest of my marbles, LOL. Anyway, I wanted to post pics of my males and females to show the differences, for people who've been asking about sexing them.
First, Radar, one of my males..see the very long wattles and upright posture?
Here's Mousse, my pearl female.
Radar and Mousse:
In this pic, Charlotte, my lavender female is on the left, Radar on the right with Mousse in the background. You can see the wattle differences in male and female with mine.
Cant find any closeup pics of Dodger, my alpha male bad boy, the cause of their rehoming, but here's one where he's attacking Hawkeye:
Charlotte trying out her nest area:
Edited by speckledhen - 4/10/08 at 7:04pm