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

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Hi. Am I a girl or boy? My owner is new to budgies and needs help figuring me out. I'm about 9-10 weeks old.
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Hi there and to the forums, Blueberry!

You're an adorable little GIRL

Meanwhile, please let your owner know that this is the best place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices, and to stay updated on everything, be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies". After reading, questions are always welcome!

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Thank you so much for the sweet welcome message. This is a great website! I'm excited to read up and learn more.
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Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to learning a lot on this site. We named it Blueberry. Blue for short. Not the most unique name but it really seemed to fit. Lol. Thanks again.
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Default Gender Confused - 11 week old has purple and blue cere without any white at nostrils.

My 11 week old's cere has purple on the bottom and light blue around the opening, not white. Can a male this young have any blue or does blue always mean female even if there isn't white around the nostrils? Three pics attached taken in bright sunlight. Thanks for your comments.
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It looks like a boy to me.
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In fact, I think you have a little girl The light blue around the nares is a pretty sure sign that in fact she's female; a male's cere would be glossy purple or pink at that age, and even if it was going to turn blue early, it would retain the richness of color and not show that extent of lightness. I agree, however, that this cere is one that's especially confusing! If in a few weeks you post updated pictures it would be easier to confirm 100%.
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Thank you JuneBird and StarlingWings. I'll definitely post another picture in a few weeks.
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You have a very beautiful little girl as indicated in your first thread.
I stand by what was said when you asked the first time and I've merged your two threads into one.

If you post more pictures of Blueberry in the future regarding her gender, please be sure to post them in this thread.
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