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Chloeb 03-24-2013 09:06 PM

What mutation is birdie
 
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Hi we got birdie on Saturday I'm sure the breeder told me his mutation but I can't remember lol also he was pretty sure that he's male but as he's only 8 weeks old he couldn't be 100% so any guesses will be welcomed his cere looks bluer in day light

Chloeb 03-24-2013 09:07 PM

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Body shot!!

Budgiekeet 03-24-2013 09:45 PM

Look like a grey green. If it is blue cered and has white around the nostrils, it is probably female.

BirdCrazyJill 03-24-2013 09:53 PM

I agree, grey green or olive green, it's hard to tell on the gender because the cere (above the beak) has a shadow in the first pic. What color does it look like to you? If it's mostly purple then you have a male, if there is white or if it's kind of a milky tone, it's a girl :)

Chloeb 03-24-2013 09:54 PM

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Thanks for the reply. Are females easy to tame? I'd like s/he to talk do females talk as easily as males?

BirdCrazyJill 03-24-2013 10:03 PM

The gender doesn't really matter when it comes to taking, it's really the amount of time you spend with them :) The key is to go slow and have patience!! I have had a female for a month now (Shrimp) and she is just starting to get used to being around us all the time, she is still afraid of our hands, but will eat millet sometimes when we are holding it! Is it possible to take a better picture of the cere, maybe tomorrow when there is natural light? It looks male to me in the first photo, but it's really hard to tell. And yes, females can still mimic words :)

Chloeb 03-24-2013 10:12 PM

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Thanks :) to me it looks more blue in real life I'll take a picture in the morning. I don't mind the sex either way s/he has sat on my hand a couple of times today :D

vinay 03-25-2013 12:27 AM

looks like a grey-green opaline to me :D

LittleFeatheredFriends 03-25-2013 01:47 AM

^I agree, grey green opaline.

Chloeb 03-25-2013 09:19 AM

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Thanks everyone here's a daylight picture of the cere


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