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jijik 06-11-2016 08:50 PM

Gender and Age question

What's the gender of this budgie? and how old she or he is?

RavensGryf 06-11-2016 11:22 PM

You have a gorgeous female there! :) Her cere is the color of an adult female out of breeding condition.

I can tell you she is an adult as indicated by the white iris rings on her eyes. They are done turning color completely, so my guess is at least a year.

Once a bird has lost it's baby features in it's feather coloring and eye color, there isn't a way to tell if she is 1 year vs. 5 years. For example, you can look at it like this.. with dogs, once they are full grown but not yet showing any signs of getting old, you really can't say a definite age, you can just say young adult or middle aged. With dogs, a further clue is looking at the wear of the teeth, so birds have even less to go on.

I'm sure our mutations experts will come along and say what the absolutely gorgeous :love: mutation you have here is... Lacewing? I really don't know, but I can say I am a bit envious ;):D.

jean20057 06-12-2016 12:34 AM

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I agree completely with Julie! Your little girl is gorgeous!!! Such a stunning mutation, whatever it is. Congratulations!!!

Cheleya 06-12-2016 12:36 AM

Wow! She really is gorgeous!

StarlingWings 06-12-2016 12:51 AM

Hi there,

Julie has given you good advice regarding her cere and age. She is an adult female out of breeding condition.

Her mutation is sky blue, greywing, opaline :thumbsup:

jean20057 06-12-2016 12:56 AM

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GiGi with the mutation win! Gorgeous mutation!

RavensGryf 06-12-2016 02:40 AM


Originally Posted by StarlingWings (Post 3666610)
Her mutation is sky blue, greywing, opaline :thumbsup:

Is the opaline what is making the wings a lighter shade than a usual greywing? Even the front looks solid white.

StarlingWings 06-12-2016 02:43 AM

To be honest, I didn't even notice her front was so pale! It is possible, since greywing and opaline both dilute the body colour, to have such a pale colour of chest. Of course, she could have something else mixed in there but a clear photo showing her chest area would help to confirm that :thumbsup:

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