Re: When does a Red Belly have it's adult coloring?
Posted by Cheryl on 2/02/05
On 2/02/05, Michael L wrote:
> Red Bellied are one Poicephalus that, as juveniles, do not
> display accurate coloring to determine gender. Simply put,
> some hens have the orange belly and head while others are
> grey/green and never have any orange. The one with the
> orange, will of course, lose it when it moults. Also some
> males will start out without the orange and then develop it
> By 10 months you should have a pretty good idea of what you
> have, although the moult could prove otherwise.
> Michael L
Thank you for your response, Michael. I think you are right,
that by 10 months I should have a good idea of the bird's sex,
and I am definately thinking female. I'll update if I find out