My first parakeet had gotten this REALLY annoying habit of copying the baby chicks (chickens) "HELP ME" chirps. I'm talking, perfection. I realized that she needed more companionship than I was able to give (working full-time along with the reunion of my horse! Whoop!). So, I got her a little buddy. He's several months younger, but adorable. They've been together for an hour and are already preening each other. The little male (I'm assuming) is apparently asserting his dominance in the pecking order. I've noticed him on the higher perch more often than my Lutino. Is that a normal thing for a new bird? I'm also "assuming" that the Lutino is female, although it is very difficult to determine sometimes, especially seeing as how she was able to mimic the chick noises so easily and perfectly. If anyone can weigh in on this? Supposed male: Lutino: Together: Also, if you can tell me any info regarding either color/mutations, please let me know! I am very interested in the gray color...it's just kind of unusual. The Lutino is simply beautiful in itself.