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Re: When does a Red Belly have it's adult coloring?

Posted by Tana on 2/04/05
(5) Comments

    On 2/02/05, Cheryl wrote:
    > On 2/02/05, Michael L wrote:
    >> Cheryl,
    >> 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
    >> later.
    >> 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
    > differently, LOL
    > Thanks again,
    > cheryl