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New member of my family.

Brendajean71

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Hi everyone. I have a new member in my family, a beautiful Rosy Bourke. I am wondering if there are visual ways to ID the sex? I think I read that the males have blue brows but I know there are different kinds of Bourkes so not sure if that applies to the Rosies. Here is a picture of mine...I think 'her' name is Star but I have only had her for a day so I am not 100% sure yet, lol. Can anyone tell me if Star is a 'her'?

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Brendajean71

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Reading up a bit on Bourkes and now am wondering if the bird I have is even a Rosy? She is almost all grey when looking at her from behind...
 

sunnysmom

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Your bird is beautiful! I'm not sure if he/she is a Rosie or not. All the ones I have seen have been more pink....... But I'm not that knowledgeable on Bourkes.

@Monica ? @Coki ?
 

Brendajean71

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Thank you! I think that she is a she...from what I have found so far from googling. Not quite sure on the Rosie part yet! One website called this variation a 'wild colored variation' with a picture just like mine, and said it was a female...
 

painesgrey

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From your picture it doesn't look like yours has the increased pink colouration that would indicate a Rosy Bourke's mutation, but a few pictures from the side and back would probably make it easier to confirm.

A bourke's may be sexed visually because the males have a splash of blue on their brow and from certain posturing behaviors, but the only sure-fire way to know is through DNA sexing. Yours looks like it has the hints of that blue brow, so maybe a boy?
 

Brendajean71

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I will try to get some more pictures posted to hopefully get a positive sex id...not that it really matters...
 

Sylvi_

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Congrats! She or he is stunning. :heart:
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Brendajean71

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Thanks painesgrey - the dark bill on my bird for sure id's it as a him!!
 

Brendajean71

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Well now that I know he is a boy...not sure about the name Star! Will have to think on it!
 

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Congratulations on him!
 

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Beautiful :)
 

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Congratulations on getting Pinky. Very beautiful.
 

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Pinky is perky and perdy :)
 
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