On 6/19/05, Debbie wrote:
> I need some information on sexing Blue Cordons I have
> submitted a pic and I ask do I have a pair male&female?
> There behavior keeps me confused, they get along,One of
> them does the mating jump yet they have no intrest in
> nesting. Also they seem to be rather manic..constant jump
> from perch to perch and I wondered if that was typical of
> there specis or maybe I have a wild pair. IM planning on
> adding a pair of owl finches this week, if anyone knows of
> this being a bad idea..please save me from making a
> mistake. Thank u for your time
Years ago, Cordons were part of the family of birds I raised.
It's a bit difficult to tell from you photo, but the male
Cordon has a much bluer head and body. The hen will hae
somewhat of a grey or brownish cast on the top of her head.
It will still be blue, but with the cast. It is a noticeable
difference, so if you can't easily see it, you may have two
One thing I did notice from your photo is that the Cordon in
flight desperately needs his nails trimmed. Not only is this
not healthy, but it is a hazard, especially with the
artificial greens that you have in your flight.
Owl finches can be added usually without problem with Cordons
and the Societies that you have.