So I bought my very first bird of my own (family had a flock for years), and originally was told by a friend that it was a girl, who I named Alice. Then as time went on the cere turned a little bit more blue, which a different friend said that meant it was definitely a male (Oakley was my male choice for a name). Upon more research, I found some article claiming if there was white around the nostrils it was female, so now I am so turned around and confused I give up! LOL All my family's birds have been solid colored green, and it was pretty 100% clear what gender they were. Hopefully this is a decent enough picture for you all. Also if anyone has any idea what to call the color so I am more accurate that would be greatly appreciated as well!
Looks like maybe Alice is an Oakley! Since he's recessive pied, the cere will be light pink/purple his whole life.
From what I can see, this handsome fellow is a sky blue, yellowface I recessive pied boy
Congrats, he is gorgeous!
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
I'm more certain now that your beautiful budgie is a girl. The cere looks very much like my Peppy's when she was young.
It can be quite deceiving due to that bluish colour, but since your budgie is very young, with time you will see the cere getting progressively whiter and then there will be no doubt!
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.