I was looking for a companion for my male Magpie & decided on a Buff Crested from Ideal ( they are closer to me in Houston) I ordered a male, but now I'm freaked out that I got a female. Keep in mine it is just 10 days old lol... Any hints on what to start looking for at a very young age? I love it so much that I will probably keep it no matter what. My issue is I'm in a town home and a female is a noisy egg laying mess for me. I had 2 boys as house ducks and it worked perfect.