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How Do You Tell If They're Male Or Female???
« on: June 06, 2010, 04:39:58 PM »
I don't have any birds (except for chickens), but I was just wondering how the heck you tell if birds are boys or girls? Like, would a male cocktail have a bigger crest or something?
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Re: How Do You Tell If They're Male Or Female???
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 04:44:54 PM »
Cockatiels you can usually tell after the first molt.   more vibrant colors on standards is one way to tell males.   you can tell on parakeets by the color around their nostrils.   Some you have to do a blood test to tell male or female though, each type of bird differs.

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Re: How Do You Tell If They're Male Or Female???
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 04:53:07 PM »
oh wow! thats interesting. thanks for the quick response!
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Re: How Do You Tell If They're Male Or Female???
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 04:54:00 PM »
yup.   

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Re: How Do You Tell If They're Male Or Female???
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 09:11:58 PM »
You know, I thought my spotted dove Pudge was a male for the first 9 months or so of her life, based on her behaviour. It wasn't until she laid her first egg I found out she's a girlie!! lol