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I breed budgies as a hobby and I was wondering if there was an easy way to sex budgies when they were young as I have gotten two nestings worth of fledglings out, but the ceres all look very similar, are there any particular signs that the budgies can display to show whether they are male/female or do you need to wait until the cere colours up.
(many of the budgies are blue+grey spangled, but there are a few yellows and a white, not lutino/albino)

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The surest way to tell gender is by cere colour, so yes, you will have to wait for the colour to set in to be able to identify it.
By the time the chicks fledge (and even sooner than that, some chicks are easier to determine gender) you should be able to have a good idea on whether they are males or females.
Young males will have uniform pinkish/purplish ceres (which in most colour mutations will mature into a royal blue coloured cere).
Young females will have faint bluish mingled with white ceres and white circles around the nostril area. As they continue to grow, the white will spread progressively throughout the cere. As they begin maturing, the cere will start to get a tan colour, till reaching a dark brown colour when first reaching breeding condition. When out of breeding condition the cere will revert to the creamy white colour which may or may not have some faint light blue colour on the edges.

There are a few exceptions where gender can be identified sooner and this will depend on genetics when it comes to sex-linked mutations (Ino, opaline, cinnamon).
For Ino (albino/lutino) chicks, depending on their parents you can determine gender from day one if the father happens to be a visual Ino or split for Ino and the mother is a normal budgie. From these pairings all red-eyed babies will be females, with the dark-eyed babies will be males.
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You should find the information in the following threads helpful in learning to determine gender:


Cere Reference Guide - Talk Budgies Forums

Budgie Sexing - Talk Budgies Forums

Telling the Gender of Young Budgies - Talk Budgies Forums

Exceptions to the rule in sexing your male budgie - Talk Budgies Forums

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