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DNA sexing wrong?

hbxninja

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My 4 month old Pineapple GCC has been acting strange lately. She grabs my finger with her beak and puts either one or both of her feet on it, and fluffs up a bit and wags her tail. Does this mean she is trying to mate with me? The breeder DNA sex'd her female, but I'm not convinced she isnt a male due to this behaviour. It is also odd that she is doing this at a young age. She also tries to regurgitate to me and my other bird, a budgie.

Please help me! I don't know whats going on.
 

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I was told here that that behavior is common with both young males and females. DNA is probably correct.
 

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DNA testing has been known to be wrong! You can rerun it if you want a second answer.
 

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I don't think what you describe is necessarily sexual but even if it is it doesn't mean it's not a female. I have a 2 year old gcc female and she occasionally tries to rub her bottom on my hand.
 

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I'd like to hear what everyone thoughts are on the above behavior as well. I also have a 4 month old unsexed GCC who does the same thing.
 

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In medium to large birds, males and females may display the same sexual behaviors... saw a video once of a green cheek conure that was rubbing "itself" on the owner's hand. Everyone said male! DNA was done, and the results came back female!
 

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At 4 months old they are exploring the world, their bodies, etc. If it feels good, they explore it more. Both boys and girls do it
 

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I will not say that this is sexual as my females also did that at young age. For me that is some kind of bonding.
Just like you and me birds also have feelings, and they doesn't need to be sexual.
 

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DNA sexing can be wrong but it has a pretty small chance of being wrong. Male and female birds often will display the same behaviors. :) You could always run another DNA test just to be sure.
 
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