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Determining Gender Having trouble figuring out if your budgie is a male or female? Ask here!

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I finally got some good pictures of Techno:




So we can put the gender question to rest!

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Are these pics taken in natural (outdoor) lighting, such as near a window?

Is there is a good amount of “chalky white” area on the cere in person? Or is it only a little bit around the nostrils? It’s truly hard to tell by these photos. If the white area isn’t very pronounced, then you have a male.
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Are these pics taken in natural (outdoor) lighting, such as near a window?

Is there is a good amount of “chalky white” area on the cere in person? Or is it only a little bit around the nostrils? It’s truly hard to tell by these photos. If the white area isn’t very pronounced, then you have a male.
Yup, there were no lights on at the time of taking that picture, it's all natural sunlight, and that white area is fairly pronounced. That's why I was thinking they might be female, especially as they're quite young, but I'm really not sure and... Being this is my first Budgie ever, I only have a rudimentary idea of how to gender them.

Thank you for taking the time, I've been on the edge of my seat wondering.
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From the pictures, I still believe Techno is a female. Let's try some more pictures in this same thread in a week or so to be sure though.
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So, two new pics of Techno now that it's been a few days:



This one was so good it's my new avatar. It was from a couple days ago during their first big outing.



This one was just today... The spiky bits on their head are new, from what I've looked up it's a sign they're molting? That'd explain a lot, I was worried as it seems like they're kind of low energy (Which, I was under the impression Budgies were quite high energy), but supposedly this is normal for Molting behavior? I'd love a second on that.

But, yeah, hopefully these two help us zero in on their gender.
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Those little pin feathers on the head are a sign of molting and yes the energy level can be reduced during a molt. If it is a severe molt the energy may be greatly reduced and they can be pretty grumpy. During a molt they may benefit from additional protein, you can buy commercially prepared egg food or you can offer some hard boiled egg.
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Techno turned up good in his pics. Seems to look a bit gray, which is all right. Smart and healthy bird.
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Normally we don’t have such an issue determining gender. But every now and then, the cere color appears a little different from the usual young male or female. I’d be inclined to say female, BUT I almost hesitate, because if you saw my male at a young age, he also had an atypical cere with lots of white, but upon maturity it was clear he’s a male. Also, Techno’s cere isn’t as opaque and light as is “usually” seen on a young female. At around 8-12 months you will know for sure!
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I agree with RavensGryf regarding his gender
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Noted! Thank you all for the input! I'm really grateful for this forum, you've all been such a huge help!
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