Sexing Parakeets

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by RaeAnnBucher, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. RaeAnnBucher

    RaeAnnBucher New Egg

    Mar 14, 2017
    My daughter received a pair of parakeets for her birthday, and I am confused about their sexes. The pet store said we had received a male and a female: the male being the one with blue coloring and the female with pinkish-purple coloring, but as they are aging, I'm not quite sure she was correct. Based on their leg tags, the yellow and blue parakeet is 4 months old, and the white and blue parakeet is 3 months old. Anyone want to guess their sex? Thanks for all the help!

  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Yep, you've got a pair. Its the nostrils you look at. Boys are blue, girls are pink/white.
  3. islafarm

    islafarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2015
    Costa Rica
    From what I understand you do have a pair, but it's the yellowfaced which is the boy. They are still young and the full colour hasn't yet developed on their ceres. I think the pink one will turn dark blue (indicates boy) and the blue one will lighten to tan (indicates girl). I've found the site to be the best to show the difference in gender through the different feather colours.

    Nice photo! Nice parakeets :)
  4. chicklady21

    chicklady21 Just Hatched

    Mar 30, 2017
    I don't think you have a pair. The light blue usually indicates a female. If it is really deep blue then it is a male. The one with the yellow face is defiantly a mature female. You can tell this because her cere is a pinky/tan color. Most immature females start out with light blue

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