Keiba (IRN); male OR female — what do you think?! DNA sexing being done. .

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Do you think Keiba is a male or female?

Poll closed 8/10/11.
  1. Female

    63.9%
  2. Male

    36.1%
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  1. Renae
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    Well, this morning I received the test kit so I can have Keiba, my Indian Ringneck, DNA sexed.. finally! (well, that and another reason) I am sending the test in on Monday, and I should have the results the following Wednesday or Friday. :dance4:

    I will let you know the results, but for now, I want to know if you think Keiba is a male or female. :p (Keiba is nearly 2 years old by the way..)

    Here is a photo:


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    im gonna just guess and say girl.
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    I will add here (I edited my post) Keiba is nearly 2 years old, IF male he will get a black ring, IF female, it will look the same as the photo I posted in my OP.

    There is a faded black mark around his neck, but apparently most IRNs can have that, so doesn’t necessarily mean anything right now.
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    I'll say that Keiba is a beautiful GIRL! She really is a beauty...:)
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    :heart::heart::heart:Gorgeous! I am gonna say female.
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    If Kieba is two an has no ring then i would say female butters didn't have a ring at two an she's a girl.
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    Thank you!

    Yeah, Keiba looks like a female at the moment, and if so, at least Keiba will have a female name, otherwise Keiba will be a male with a female name. :lol:
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    I'm guessing male, but only because everyone else said female :hehe:
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    I think male too, I am pretty sure, I could be wrong however. :)
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    Guessing female, but could be wrong.
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    She is so pretty!:heart:
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    Looking at her head I vote Girl!!!!:dancing:
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    At what age does the ring start to grow in? Is it at 2 years?
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    I'll say female.
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    I'd say a girl she looks so dainty but either way she is beautiful:D
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    I'm not going to guess, Keiba is certainly beautiful!! I'm anxious to hear what he/she is though and will be watching for the results. How long does it take?
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    Renae, is Kelba Albino, or more accurately grey pallidino? Most people call the white mutation "albino" but that isn't technically correct. I can't tell from the picture if he is a light blue or white. If he is grey pallidino (looks white) you won't be able to visually sex him because the male will not have a ring. I am going to guess you have a handsome little boy minus the ring that the male ringnecks are known for.
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    She looks like a beautiful girl to me! :heart:
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    Renae, another way you may be able to tell is the display. The male ringnecks do an elaborate courtship display, snaking their heads, making heart wings, etc. Females usually tilt their head up, pin their eyes and cluck. Have you noticed either of these displays?

    Here is a video of P.J. at four months old practicing his courtship display. He was DNA tested as male at eight weeks of age. ‪P.J. Being Sexy‬‏ - YouTube

    Regardless of sex, Kelba is absolutely gorgeous! :heart:
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    :eek: :laughing11: It looks like he's giving a little peep show with his wings! He needs a trench coat... :embarassed:
    hehe, sorry, I'm awful... giggle... giggle...
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