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Hello guys! I have a yellow budgie named Minion and the lady I got it from wasn’t sure what it’s gender is or age. I think it’s a boy and maybe 5 months? I’m not sure because Minion is my first budgie and I got him or her a couple months ago. And he or she has been moulting for 1 month now, I don’t know if that’s relevant. But if someone can help me , please let me know!! I will take any guesses, I just want an idea :(
Also what’s Minons colour mutation if anyone knows.
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Minion is a male.

If he's just starting to go through his first moult, then he's likely around 4-5 months old, especially since it appears that he still has baby head bars on his forhead.
 

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Do you have another photo taken without a flash? Also he looks like either an olive or dark green opaline recessive pied or combination pied budgie.
 

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To be honest, to me I think he looks like a girl. I'll flag this so that other staff can weigh in as well :) The lighting isn't the best, but the flash can distort things as well.
 

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The budgie appears to be a female to me. A clear full-frontal picture taken in natural light, no flash and no direct sunlight would be helpful for a final determination.
 

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I'm almost certain she's a girl :D Please feel free to ask if you have questions after reading through everything posted by FaeryBee!
 

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The budgie appears to be a female to me. A clear full-frontal picture taken in natural light, no flash and no direct sunlight would be helpful for a final determination.
I have replied with pictures with natural light, please check it out !!
 

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Yes, she is definitely a female budgie! Minion is a very pretty girl.
Do you have more than one budgie at this time?

I recommend you remove the plastic perches in the cage and replace them with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.

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The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:

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Yes, she is definitely a female budgie! Minion is a very pretty girl.
Do you have more than one budgie at this time?

I recommend you remove the plastic perches in the cage and replace them with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.

Pressure Sores

The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:


Essentials for a Great Cage
Thank you so much!! But I have to ask how did you know because I’ve asked a lot of people and they were never sure everyone has a hard time figuring it out. Also I made another discussion and since you are very experienced can you please check it out bc my budgie is being very territorial I think with my sisters budgies!! Thank you again for the help I really appreciate it !!!

It’s only one other discussion that I need help with and then all my problems are solved !! Haha please help
 

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Minion's cere is a very pale "washed out" looking bluish color and has white areas around her nares. This is indicative of a female budgie.
Be aware that when she comes into condition her cere will become brown and crusty looking. This is normal.

I've responded to your other thread regarding Minion's behavior. ;)

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FaeryBee has given you a great explanation :) Often times other people think that the only way to tell gender for budgies is brown = female, blue = male; this isn't true necessarily because females have washed out bluish, pinkish, grayish, peachy-looking shades on there cere when they're out of breeding condition. She's 100% a girl, and a beautiful one, too!
 

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FaeryBee has given you a great explanation :) Often times other people think that the only way to tell gender for budgies is brown = female, blue = male; this isn't true necessarily because females have washed out bluish, pinkish, grayish, peachy-looking shades on there cere when they're out of breeding condition. She's 100% a girl, and a beautiful one, too!
Thank you so much for taking ur time out of your day to help me !!
 
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