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

Posted by jill on 12/04/05
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    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!

    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