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Pictures Could you help me sex my youngest budgie?

Discussion in 'Budgie Boulevard' started by Comet, 7/10/18.

  1. Comet

    Comet Sitting on the front steps

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    Hello! I just got a new budgie yesterday, that both myself and the pet store employee thought to be a female. I've read articles and looked at photos of budgie ceres, but I'm still not quite sure. "Her" cere is very light, but also solid throughout in its pink(ish) colouration.
    Thank you!
     

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  2. Sylvester

    Sylvester Jogging around the block

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  3. keirieski17

    keirieski17 Meeting neighbors

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    I’m in no way an expert but it looks male to me.
     
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  4. Sylvester

    Sylvester Jogging around the block

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    After I read the link I just sent her I totally agree with you.
     
  5. Comet

    Comet Sitting on the front steps

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    Thank you for your replies! It looks a lot different in these photos. Thoughts?
    The lighting seems to change her cere colour entirely. This bird is confusing me.:thinking:
     

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  6. Serin

    Serin Sprinting down the street

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    I am an expert and you have a 100% no question whatsoever female budgie there.

    Female ceres range from pale blue to tan to white to dark brown.
    Male ceres range from pink to purple to a dark blue.
    This bird's cere is firmly in the pale blue to white range.
     
  7. PoukieBear

    PoukieBear Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    Definitely a female, like Serin said. :) She's super cute, congrats !
     
  8. Sylvester

    Sylvester Jogging around the block

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    That is not what the article that I sent her said.
     
  9. Budgiebonkers

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    Its a female spangled opaline I can't seem to find those here or breed them lol
     
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  10. SquawksNibbles

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    Yeah, it does look a little different in those photos. And in that second set of pictures, your feathered friend looks a lot like a female to me. Your Budgie looks young, and a young female’s cere is usually very light blue or white, which it seems yours has. A young male Budgie’s cere would be pink or purple.
     
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  11. Comet

    Comet Sitting on the front steps

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    Thank you all for your replies! I'll be sure to post pictures of her after her first moult to confirm.
    She is such a gorgeous bird. Thanks, Budgiebonkers, for telling me her colour mutations!
     
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  12. SquawksNibbles

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    She really is! :) I look forward to seeing more updates and pictures of her.
     
  13. camelotshadow

    camelotshadow Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Veteran

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    Looks female to me! Pretty spangle & pied...the rest ???
     
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  14. Comet

    Comet Sitting on the front steps

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    The rest of my budgies are albino, lutino, and one light green (opaline?).
     

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  15. Fergus Mom

    Fergus Mom Rollerblading along the road

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    She's beautiful! :welcomeavenue:
     
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    Monica Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    If you don't have enough votes.... female! ;)
     
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