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Old 07-10-2015, 12:27 AM
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Was wondering about how old my girl Rain is. Stormy I know is over a year because he has no baby bars and has prominent white iris rings. Rain is the blue sf dominant pied. She doesn't have baby bars, so I know she's at least over 4 mos old, but it doesn't look like she has her white iris ring yet. I can post more pictures of close ups of the cere/eyes/etc if you want. I can't really tell if she'd developing an iris ring yet or not, as it's difficult to get close enough to look because she's still pretty skittish. So my best guess right now is somewhere between 5-9 mos, but just wanted to see other people's opinions and see if anyone had a better idea!
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A full front shot of her face so we can see the cere and also her throat spots would be helpful. From the bunch you posted, the last pic is the best and I can see she still has at least one of her baby throat spots. Her cere appears to still be whitish.
Is it starting to get a tan, or is it still mainly whitish?

From that photo, I'd say she about 5 months old.
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I'll be sure to get some better cere and throat spot pics when I get home . When I first saw her in the store I thought she was a young male, but her cere is starting to turn a light tan now.
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Generally budgie girls will get their first tan on the cere by the time they reach 6 months old, so she may very well be very close to that age.
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I agree with Aluz's guess, I would also say 5-6 months
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Tried to get some better pics, but as I said, it's pretty difficult with her being so skittish still. Thanks for your replies!
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6 months old (freshly made) looks right to me, since her cere is beginning the maturing process.
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