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Mutations and Genetics Learn about budgie genetics and the wide variety of mutations.

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Hi I am new to the site and need help identifying my budgie's gender because i am thinking of finding a buddy for it. It is about 5 months old, has been molting for a month, yellow with some bars and green markings just above the tail. The cere is from what i can tell blueish purple, and lighter around the nostrils. Dark brown eyes can barely distinguish the iris from the rest of the eye. This budgie's name is Lemon. Thank you so much
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It's looking to be a female dominant pied, but I can't be 100% sure. Could you please post some front on pictures of the bird in natural lighting?
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

From the pictures posted, I agree with iHearPieds.
While your budgie appears to be female, better pictures are necessary. Take full frontal pictures of the cere in natural light (no flash and no direct sunlight)

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given advice! She's a beautiful little girl I believe she's a light green dominant pied normal budgie, although more photos taken in natural light would be helpful, as mentioned.

Be sure to read through the links provided above by FaeryBee, as they include the forum's many stickies and articles to stay posted on everything! She's given you some great information to consider. If you have any questions after reading thorough the links provided, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help

We look forward to seeing you around the forums and to seeing more of your sweet girl, too!

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