I used to be a member here about 9 years ago. Back then I loved my darling budgie, but I went overseas and my Mum minded my gorgeous Budgie and whilst I was away he flew away
Three kids later, my youngest is 5, I'm now finally ready to get another budgie again. I'm SO excited.
I'm in contact with a local breeder and he has sent me some photos albeit very blurry! So they're not the best quality.
Anyway, with the quality of these photos, I am highly doubtful you can tell the sex of either of these two budgies. But I'm wanting to go have a look at them in person next week, so I'm hoping I can tell for myself. I know that certain mutations mean different colouring on ceres for male and female.
So my question is do you know what type of budgies these two are and what I should be looking out for with them to tell if they're male or female?
I really want a male, hoping one of them is!
They look like males to me but like you said with the blurry pictures I could be totally wrong. The first one looks like a yellow faced dominant pied.
Male budgies when they are young will have a pink or purple cere and females will have pale whitish blue ceres. Once they mature females will get a brown cere when they are in condition and males ceres will turn blue.
The exception to this is in certain mutations such as recessive pieds and dark eyed clears where the males will keep their pink cere for life
iHeartPieds, thank you so much for taking the time to respond!
What mutation is the blue budgie do you think?
If they're both male, I'm so torn between the two, don't know which one I love more, they're both so pretty. I guess I'll know when I see them in person!
No problem! Perhaps the breeder can send you some additional photos so you can get a better idea of the gender? I'm not an expert with mutations, I just really love pieds lol. Have a look at this sticky and maybe you will be able to make a guess at the blue ones mutation
Budgie Mutation And Colour Guide