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Re: purple cere with whitish color, male or female?

Posted by Elaine on 12/04/05
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    On 12/04/05, jill wrote:
    > On 12/03/05, Elaine wrote:
    >> I adopted this keet and am trying to find out if it is
    >> male or female. I don't want to take it to a vet yet,
    >> it's still very shy. It's about a year old. Yellow with
    >> black markings. Cere is a gray-purple with a whitish hue
    >> in the middle. Definitely not pink and definitely not
    >> blue. I've read several books about parakeets and they
    >> all contradict each other. Can anyone tell me if male or
    >> female? Once it's tame, I'd like to get it a friend but
    >> don't want baby keets! Thank you for helping!
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    > elaine,
    > in my experience this is a female. if the cere has not
    > turned blue or at least darker purple by 1 year....female it
    > is.....if your sure about the age of the bird. hope this
    > helps..jill

    thanks jill yes I am sure about the age. will be 1 year in
    early feb. elaine