male or female help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by criddle8787, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. criddle8787

    criddle8787 New Egg

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    hi i got my beautiful baby of a lady who said he is a he but today another breader said he is a she lol ive named him king and he is a pearl n very sweet hes 8 nearly 9 weeks old which ni no is young to tell the sex but i want to name him king but cant if he is a she plz help
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    You'll be able to tell by the time he's four to six months old, but not before unless you want to have him DNA sexed, which actually isn't too expensive, about $25. If he's a boy, he'll molt out the pearl pattern with his first molt. If he's a girl, he'll keep them :)
     
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    i rang up today about a DNA test its $370 so i will not be doing that lol ill just have to wait i guess ill keep him as king for now n change to something close if hes a she lol
     
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    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Are you in the US? If so it really is only $25. I had my sun conure DNA tested with avian biotech to determine he's a male. Look them up, I promise it's not $370 :)
     
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    I'm in Australia n I rang around the vets with same price its stupid
     
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    Well jeez, that's crazy. I guess you'll have to wait till he molts!
     

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