What sex are my parakeets?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by wildcat chix, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you tell the sex of these 2?


    This is "Dexter" almost 1 year old (male?)
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    and "Rita" 3 months? (female - we hope?)
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  2. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks to me like both are males, judging by the blue above their beaks.
     
  3. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Raised so many of these guys over decades, You need to get those guys a couple of girls. Sorry
     
  4. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are males and the second bird is way older then 3 months
    3 months they don't have a blue cere my guess is he's at least 8 months old.
    If you plan on getting females look for white Ceres or tinted blue with white around the nose part or brown Ceres. :)
     
  5. ok i would say both males


    but if you look the second one has PURPLE not blue, i dunno if males can have purple but if they can i would say male, and i know females have pink above their beaks not blue. never seen purple tho
     
  6. toomanydogs

    toomanydogs Out Of The Brooder

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    it's hard to tell from your pic of "Rita" but one thing to look for when determining age is the barring on the forehead. Babies stripes cover the entire head and start to fad around three months old until the forehead is clear like Dexter's. They both look male. Very pretty birds.

    Lisa
     
  7. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Females don't have pink Ceres at all, albinos, lutinos and recessive pied male budgies do. Purple Ceres is usually a younger male that has it they turn to blue as the male ages.
     
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  9. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I should make a thread on how to sex budgies. :)
     
  10. theparrotletdude

    theparrotletdude Out Of The Brooder

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    They are both males- males have blue ceres (noses) and females have pinkish brown ones.
     
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