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Hi, this is one of my budgies, I've had him/her since March 10th this year. I can't figure out his/her gender or age or even work out what budgie type it is. Please help?
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Welcome to the forums!

It's perfectly understandable your doubts about your budgie's gender. From those pictures I'm seeing a mainly pink cere (no hint of white), and I'm leaning towards boy.
The brownish part at the bottom of the cere is making it trickier, but I think this is either old skin that your budgie is in the process of shedding or he may have an hormonal imbalance.

Your budgie is a white base, blue series recessive pied, due to the lack of markings and body colour, it's possible he is a combination pied (mix of recessive and dominant pied).
He already has his adult plumage (no longer has the baby bars on the forehead area) and since you got him in March, he must be at the very least 8 or 9 months old. He could be older depending on whether he had his bars on the forehead when you got him or not.
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Awwww, Your little budgie is adorable!
What is his name?
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Hi there and welcome to the forums!
I agree completely with Aluz's information on the gender, age and mutation of your little boy

It's great to have you with us and if you have any other questions, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help
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His/her name is frostbite, and this is Is him/her on day one.
He/she has had the brownish colour on the cere for over 2 months, it went from pink straight to that colour. I took frostbite to the avian vet about three weeks ago and she was leaning towards female but said I'd need a dna test to be sure. It did get darker for about 2 weeks but then went back to this an seems to be getting darker again:
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I love your budgie's name, quite fitting! Those baby pics of Frostbite further prove he is a boy, he had quite a solid purplish cere. He still had some remnants of his baby bars on the forehead. I'd say by the time you got him, he was 4 and a half months old.

You can DNA test him to remove all doubts. If the cere keeps on getting that brownish colour and he is a male, then you need to have him checked by a vet, because he really may have an hormonal imbalance.
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I would if it didn't cost a fortune, he had a full medical check the other week (cost me $160).
He is very bitey too like he draws blood when he bites, and it isn't pleasant. He squawks at me like I do something wrong, he seriously hates me... Synyster (one in pic) however is a complete sweat heart, he never bites (had him since he just learned how to fly, neighbour gave him to me, he still had the black on his beak and baby bars on his head because the mother knots attacking him).

Synyster (syn) likes to feed frostbite, and they always preen eachother. They eat together, follow eachother everywhere (like literally frostbite will be a sook if syn isn't there, even refuse to eat), they sit together snuggled up and even sleep right beside one another. If I take frostbite out of the cage he finds his way straight back to the cage with syn. They mimic eachother and syn always shows off for frostbite, it's hilarious, he'll sing and jump back and forth and it'll go on for about 20 odd minutes.
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