Boy or girl budgie?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by chicken4prez, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Crowing

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    I have 4 budgies (only 3 are shown in the pictures) and I was hoping that you guys would be able to tell me what genders they are.
    The yellow is almost 2 months I think. The blue one is a bit over 3 months and they grey one is 1 month I think.
    Thanks!
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They are a bit young to gender ID. As they mature the cere on the females will become more brown while the cere on any males will become more blue.
     
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    EthansChickens3 In the Brooder

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    What is their sounds, I think my cousin (@Alexandra33 ) might know? She has birds like those, I pretty sure that they are both males? They really look like parakeets.
     
  4. As far as gender goes, for now I couldn't tell you for sure, they are young. The part that was mentioned earlier about any male cere turning blue is not true. Recessive pieds, albino and lutino males never get a blue cere, they will stay pink their entire lives. I just recently learned this from a breeder on here, I have a recessive pied male who I have had for 3 years and thought was a female. I also just bought a new one that is 12 weeks old, The same breeder told me it was a female, it's cere at this age is white and she is a yellow face opaline.
     
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  5. Budgerigar is the real name for a parakeet. Budgie is the shortened version.
     
  6. Beautiful birdies, sis! [​IMG] I agree, it's a little early to know for sure, and certain mutations have different cere colors. (as opposed to the blue=male, pink=female articles you'll read) Personally, I'm almost tempted to guess males at this point. [​IMG] I don't see any white circles around the nostrils, either. Another thing, males bob their heads a lot, aren't generally territorial/bitey/crabby, and are overall more vocal. (from what I've seen anyway - I'm not an expert [​IMG]) Keep in mind that I could be in error. [​IMG]

    ~Amari
     
  7. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Crowing

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    Ok thanks.
     

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    chicken4prez Crowing

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    Oh and congrats on getting the badge. [​IMG]
     
  9. gpop1

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    Budgies has a different meaning this side of the pond. What you are referring to as a parakeet is commonly called a America budgie and what you would call a budgie is referred to as a English budgie. Now even different areas use different terms so one pet store will list it as a parakeet and the next as a budgie. In general English budgies are call English budgies to avoid confusion especially as they are a lot more expensive. You also have the dreaded budgie cross that's a mix between the two different types and is often passed of as a English or a large parakeet.
     
  10. You're welcome! [​IMG]

    Thanks so much! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ~Amari
     

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