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Old 06-05-2015, 02:34 PM
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My Twigs (sig pic one with the blue belly) is recessive pied, and he is a DNA'd male (acts male too fwiw), and he has white nostril rings. Recessive pied ceres are different from normals, and I'm not sure if there is a way to tell male and female visually (StarlingWings?), unless a female is in breeding condition and turns brown.

I think recessive pieds are cute not only because of their dark eyes as adults, but because of the head barring pattern of many of them, it looks like they're wearing "headphones"... the kind that cover your ears, with the part that goes over your head. Twigs doesn't have much head barring either.
Yes, you can tell male and female rec. pieds apart visually. Rec. pied ceres just stay the "baby color", except when females are in condition. Therefore, male's ceres just stay pinkish or purplish the whole time, females will be whiter and less "shiny".
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Yes, you can tell male and female rec. pieds apart visually. Rec. pied ceres just stay the "baby color", except when females are in condition. Therefore, male's ceres just stay pinkish or purplish the whole time, females will be whiter and less "shiny".
Have you seen male rec. pied ceres that look like Twigs' with lighter around the nostrils? I'm wondering why he has lighter nostrils if he was DNA male? Ohhh I just saw you said females ceres are whiter (all over).
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I have seen Rec Pied males with shiny ceres and the light reflects like they have white rings around the nostrils. It is quite different from the chalky white that young females have on their way to getting adult tan ceres.
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