1. Savannah Poultry

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    How do you tell the difference between males and females? What is an accurate method?
     
  2. Woods_Woman

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  3. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Savannah Poultry

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    Thanks for all the help everyone! I think I definetely got a male! haha [​IMG]
     
  5. sharron

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    good!!! males are easier to tame and once tame can learn to talk up a storm.
    sharron:celebrate
     
  6. Savannah Poultry

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    well he is not nice at all! if you read my other thread about the killer parakeet named pete that's the same one!
     
  7. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
    sharron
     
  8. Savannah Poultry

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    it is very strange!
     
  9. sharron

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    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.
    sharron:ya
     
  10. Savannah Poultry

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    hahahaha
     

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