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Old 10-25-2011, 10:46 PM
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He is about 5 months old. Ive been told he is female by some and male by the shop owner when he was 7 weeks.

Please help
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:51 PM
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She's an albino. Her red eyes are a good indicator.
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It happens a lot that well meaning pet shop owners aren't used to sexing young budgies and try to help potential owners pick out a baby, and it turns out that they are female when the owners were old male. Very young females have a light blue cere most of the time so it's easy to get confused.

There are 3 types of budgies that are all white. Since your little girl has red eyes she is an albino as was said before the other 2 types are dark eyed clear(all white or yellow with black eyes and no iris) and double factor spangle (all white or yellow with black eyes and iris rings)

You little girl is very cute! I am sure you will enjoy her
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Thanks,

Nice to know its a she and she is an albino. Im not sure because her eyes could be just red because of the camera flash? im not sure. Either way I know shes a girl now...so if I do get a mate later on down the track, it will be male:-)
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Nice to know its a she and she is an albino. Im not sure because her eyes could be just red because of the camera flash? im not sure. Either way I know shes a girl now...so if I do get a mate later on down the track, it will be male:-)
Her eyes are red because they lack pigment The same gene that removes the pigment from her feathers does the same thing to her eyes, making them look red especially with a flash since it reflects in them more. If you put her beside a black eyed budgie you would be able to see the difference more even without the flash
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