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Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Savannah Poultry, May 19, 2010.
How do you tell the difference between males and females? What is an accurate method?
Females have a brown/tanish area where the nostrils are..It's the fleshy area called a Cere if I remember right. Males will be blue/or purpleish..but most likely blue here's a link http://www.birdtricks.com/Parakeet/parakeet-gender.html
hi, i raise english keets and the way you tell is like the other person said, the cere(where the nose hole is on the beak) in pastel colors, the males will be a pinkish purple, solid colored, the hens, they will have a white ring around the nose hole, the normal colors are much easier to tell, the male, solid blue and darker than a hens would be, but again with the white ring. if the birds are at least six months old, male blue or dark pinkish purple(pastels) , hens will start turning a dark brown, showing they're coming into breeding condition, but with english you don't breed the hens til they're at least a year old, a cock bird you can breed around 8 0r 9 months old, this gives the bird a chance to grow up and get big. english are larger birds than the american budgie. hope this helps, if not email and i will try to explain agin, since i've raised keets for over 30 years, sometimes i get ahead of myself lol.
Thanks for all the help everyone! I think I definetely got a male! haha
good!!! males are easier to tame and once tame can learn to talk up a storm.
well he is not nice at all! if you read my other thread about the killer parakeet named pete that's the same one!
oh my, never had a keet that did that, usually if they are really nasty, its the hen, never a male, males are usually laid back and easy going.
BUT he might still make a good pet if you can calm him down.
it is very strange!
hope you can tame him down, like i said, might make a wonderful pet, my snowman is a wonderful bird and talks up a storm, his favorite saying, gonna get your toes.