1. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to show off my new baby parakeets!
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    And here are the proud parents!
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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Awwwww! How did yo get them to breed? Just put a breeder box n the cage?
     
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!

    Their parents are almost as cute as they are! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChicaChicken

    ChicaChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on the photo, those 2 proud parent birds appear to be both males??? [​IMG]
     
  6. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone else would notice that! Yet they are a pair! The hen is the one standing upright and the male is hanging on the side of the cage. Her cree just turned that way recently! I also have a pair of young of theirs from a previous batch and the hen in that pair has done the same thing! I don't know if its feed related or what.When I first got them her cree was very light tan color. If it had been like this I would have thought someone was trying to pull something over on me! Will be interesting to see if it changes back.
     
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    The color of the cere does not always prove male or female, actually. Especially with certain

    colored budgies - albino and latino for ex. I've seen females (Who have laid eggs) With dark

    blue ceres, and males with white or pink ceres! Blue budgies are usually easy to tell by the cere,
    being they are so common. But it's still possible for a female to have a blue cere [​IMG]
     
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  8. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Aww!
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I know! HOW do i get my keets to have babies?? Put a nest box in??
     
  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    The color of the cere does prove gender in all mutations. There are just differences between the mutations. Also a hen does not have to have a brown cere. They usually have one when in breeding condition but the cere can be a light blue with white around the nares. Often described as chalky. Usually this is the color of females not in breeding condition but some will breed while the cere is that color. Where as the cock has a darker blue cere with the same color or light blue around the nares instead of white and it does not have a chalky look to it. Some mutations the cere remains purple instead of blue but you can still tell the genders.
     

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