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Old 05-18-2017, 04:47 PM
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Our baby bird is all yellow with dark eyes (no iris) , we have had this sweet baby for a few months. Baby bird is approximately 5 months old and is currently going through a molt. We are still unsure what it's sex is . I do think it is a male but other people think female .. after baby birds molting I may get a DNA test done . What do some of the bird experts on here think ?
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Hi there and to Talk Budgies!

Your little boy is beautiful! He's definitely male. Young males and those that are dark eyed clear or recessive pied have pink or purplish ceres, whereas females have pale whitish ceres or light blue ceres which turn tan or brown in breeding condition.

I do think he is a DEC, but he could also be a DF Spangle. If after he's a year old there aren't any iris rings, he's definitely a DEC. If you know his parents, that could reveal his mutation!

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I look forward to seeing more of your darling bird soon, and hope that everything goes well with him!

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I can't get your thumbnails to enlarge so it is difficult to view the pictures.

I agree with Star that your little one is male and there is no need whatsoever to have a DNA test done.

This is a picture of my DEC for comparison:



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