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Getting a baby green cheek conure

JaneLane

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Hi all, so we've moved houses and am I finally able to get my childhood dream pet of a green cheek. I've been waiting for years and next month my baby should be ready, he or she is a turquoise cinnamon green cheek and will be about 10 weeks old. I do have a question, I read about mutations and it sounds like cinnamon is more common in female green cheeks, so does that mean I should except a female?
 

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What do you mean "except a female"? They are far more than half of the population due to it being a sex-linked mutation.
 

JaneLane

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What do you mean "except a female"? They are far more than half of the population due to it being a sex-linked mutation.
I meant "expect" not "except", I know in cockatiels cinnamons are often females, I was wondering if it is the same in gcc. I just like to guess my birds sex before I find out for sure via dna.
 

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Then yes, it is likely a female, but other than knowing the parents genetic mutations (both visual and split), you would need to use DNA sexing, or surgical sexing, methods. Unless of course she lays an egg. Just to be clear, depending on the parents mutations, it may not be possible at all to tell without DNA or surgical sexing.
 

JaneLane

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Then yes, it is likely a female, but other than knowing the parents genetic mutations (both visual and split), you would need to use DNA sexing, or surgical sexing, methods. Unless of course she lays an egg. Just to be clear, depending on the parents mutations, it may not be possible at all to tell without DNA or surgical sexing.
Thank you, I figured she might be a girl, I wanted to pick a unisex name just in case, but I do plan on DNA sexing them just to know what they are.
 

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My Ta-dah is a female turquoise cinnamon!!! I'm crazy about her !!
Congratulations on your upcoming new addition! I can't wait to follow your lives together!!
 
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