Male or Female?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by pek, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a parolett and I don't know if it is a girl or a boy, the breeder told us she was a girl but she also told us that she wouldn't bite, which she does. She is about four. Just wondering if anyone knows. Thanks!!!
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  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    The only way to sex them is to dna them cant tell by looking
     
  3. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how do i do that? can the vet tell?
     
  4. Poultrybonkers

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    Quote:how do i do that? can the vet tell?

    You could ask the vet i never had to personally dna my birds as i can do it by looks.
     
  5. Tippler

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    Your vet may be able to do it, or have it done. There are businesses that will do it for around $20usd. I have seen it go higher as well. You can send them in a freshly plucked feather or some nail shavings.
    http://www.avianbiotech.com/
    Search 'DNA sexing' and you find more pages like the above and plenty of info as this is a common thing for many breeds of birds.
     
  6. Nessty

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  7. TinaK

    TinaK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my bird DNA sexed a few years ago! Was worth the $20 I paid (AUD). I recommend it! Just had to pluck a feather out.... (which i got someone else to do!) [​IMG]
     
  8. 9Catsz

    9Catsz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can visually sex a few bird species, parrotlets are one of those species.

    Yours is a female.

    Nessty posted links to two great pics of parrotlets.
     
  9. Fleabuskitty

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    Male parrotlets have some blue on their tails and wings and females do not. Yours looks like a female from those pictures [​IMG]
     
  10. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks so much, everyone! i was hoping she was a girl but i just noticed that she does have a little tiny bit of iridescent blue when the light hits her right but diffenently not as much as in the picture, is she still a girl? (im really annoying, arent i? sorry!!!)
     
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