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Old 04-01-2015, 01:08 PM
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blueish tint that seals it that these are female? If the ceres had these white rings, but were more purple or purplish pink, would that make any difference? Because this lacewing has a purplish pink cere, but it's the obvious white rings that make you sure she's female? I'm trying to learn more. Not doubting your expertise. I've read Cute Little Birdies information and while it is clear, the more you learn, the better you become at something. I've also been Googling a lot. Too much. LOL. I'm fascinated with this. And with being told that the color can completely change within one to four weeks even after a baby has been weaned, then change again as it nears one year old...it's like a forensics episode of a good show. Thank you for your lessons, all. I love learning about Budgies.







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The prominent white circles around the nostrils and the faint light blue colour (bluish mingled with white ceres) are a dead giveaway that the budgie is a female. As the young budgie girl grows the white will spread more throughout the cere and as she starts to reach "birdie puberty" the white will then progressively turn tan till it is dark brown in colour.

Young budgie boys will have a uniform pinkish/purplish colour with what I call a translucent, see through quality. As they grow the pinkish/purplish colour will get richer in colour and when closing to maturity as you should know from your boys, the cere will turn a royal blue colour.
There are some exceptions on budgies of certain colour mutations that will forever keep their immature pinkish colour on their ceres, like lutinos/albinos, dark eyed clear, recessive pied budgies.
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The prominent white circles around the nostrils and the faint light blue colour (bluish mingled with white ceres) are a dead giveaway that the budgie is a female. As the young budgie girl grows the white will spread more throughout the cere and as she starts to reach "birdie puberty" the white will then progressively turn tan till it is dark brown in colour.

Young budgie boys will have a uniform pinkish/purplish colour with what I call a translucent, see through quality. As they grow the pinkish/purplish colour will get richer in colour and when closing to maturity as you should know from your boys, the cere will turn a royal blue colour.
There are some exceptions on budgies of certain colour mutations that will forever keep their immature pinkish colour on their ceres, like lutinos/albinos, dark eyed clear, recessive pied budgies.
Thank you very much for this information. It would be helpful to future Budgie owners if people who sold Budgies knew these things. I feel like I have spent extra money DNA'ing my boys when it was there all along. I don't blame the shop owners, after all, they want to make sure if a customer is specific about a certain sex that they don't sell you the wrong bird. All of this Budgerigar information is great. Thank you again.
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