After lots of research, I've decided the Rock Pebbler/Regent Parrot is the bird for me. No question at all. Deposit is paid. I couldn't be happier. Recently, I found out I may be in the position to choose whether I get a male or female. There are a few apparently reliable resources that say outright that the male is a better choice for a pet. I tend to be wary of blanket statements like that, but information about pet Regents is pretty scarce. One thing is likely, some might feel the golden color of the adult male is more desirable than the mostly olive female. Personally, I couldn't possibly care less, but that might make them more in demand. I know there aren't many owners out there, but I'm curious if anyone has information (first-hand, second-hand, whatever) that they would like to share. Before we get started, I do want to say that I understand we are speaking in generalities. I know that when it comes to parrots, nurture – not nature – is going to influence behavior more than anything else. Thanks to all.