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Re: sex of budgies

Posted by jill on 5/10/07
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    ok first of all what color is the bird in question? if it is a
    pied or an albino the cere on them are often not true to the
    bird. meaning if it's MALE it won't be supper apparent. if it's
    female however...the cere will often change to brown when
    breeding season approaches. now. if this is a solid color bird
    this isn't so. by the fourth month and first molt the cere will
    be royal blue on a male. on a female of all ages the cere goes
    thru color changes throughout her life. at times it will be dark
    brown. at other times it will be mostly white with a little
    light blue around the edges, perfectly normal.
    your next question...as a general rule humans are the only
    species that shows homosexual traits....so no, one male will not
    generally let another male mount him. if the bird in question IS
    allowing the known male to mount and breed it.. give it about
    two week and there will be eggs because she's female...lololol
    hope this answers your question.

    by the way, when raised in a large group avairy and allowed to
    breed....when there is a shortage on males it isn't unusual for
    two females to lay eggs together and raise a clutch together. i
    know this to be a fact. good luck,jill


    On 5/09/07, Colleen wrote:
    > On 5/09/07, Mindy wrote:
    >> Hi Colleen,
    >>
    >> A blue cere is a male budgie. Although, my female budgie at
    >> about a year old had her cere that was kinda purplish which
    >> appeared to look a little blue. A few months later it is
    >> turned beige. So maybe give it a little more time but it
    >> sounds like u have a male.
    >>
    >> On 5/08/07, Colleen wrote:
    >>> I have a pair of budgies for at least a year and lately
    >>> the female's beak (cere?) has been turning more blue. The
    >>> definitely male budgie has been trying to mate with this
    >>> bird. Is she a she?
    >
    > Thanks for the response. I was pretty sure this bird was a
    > female : she was larger, had a pinkish cere when I got her
    > well over a year ago and I thought the colour would be
    > established by now., she bites hard and doesn't sing, just
    > scolds. I often see them giving each other "kisses" before
    > this behaviour on the part of the male bird.Would a male
    > budgie still try to mount/mate with another male? What should
    > I do if the partner is also a male..should I seperate them
    > because of this behaviour?...the she/he looks quite worn out
    > looking!