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I've had my babies for about a month now and I'm still a little confused as to what gender they are!! I've read a lot of stuff online but I really need specific answers to my budgies instead of other people's budgies.
I got told when I got them that they were about 6 weeks old so now they'd be about 10 weeks.
I got told when I got my babies that one was a girl and one was a boy, so I've already given them names, but lately I've been a bit sceptical as to whether they were right or not.

This is Steve, I got told that he was a boy, hence the name :)

And this one is Rose, the girl (I think!!)


I'm just really confused because they're beaks keep changing and I just want to know that I've picked the right names!
 

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Welcome to talk budgies.
Steve is certainly NOT a boy. Rose has a tricky cere for my inexperienced eye but could be a boy. Lets see what some of our experts think...:)
 

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Hi BethanRose
Welcome to the forum :welcome:
Two gorgeous birds, Ok I agree with Randy that Steve is actually a little lady, however I think Rose is perfectly named being another little lady.
Like Randy I am not absolutely certain about Rose's sex but we have much more experienced members who will advise you when they log on to the forum.
Pete :)
 

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Welcome to the forums! :wave:

Something I've learned over the years is to generally never trust pet store employees with gender :laugh: They always seem to get it wrong!

Anyways, Burak has a good point, I think that Rose is female and Steve is female :) Steve is definitely female, as Randy said, but it would really help to have some pictures of Rose's cere in natural light to be sure she isn't a he :D. :thumbsup:

They're beautiful, though!

It's great to have you with us and please be sure to ask if you have any other questions. We're always happy to help!

Hope to see you and your precious birds around! :wave:
 

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I'd guess at two girls as well.
You could always call her Stevie if everyone agrees on both being female.
 

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Thank you guys for all your help!
Maybe if i talk a bit about their behavior that might help?

Rose is a bit of a character! She/he(?!?!) Is the loudest and likes to make a lot of noise. She/he preens mt finger quite a bit and shakes ever so slightly.

Steve's a bit quieter, he/she is a bit more stubborn when it comes to sitting on my finger, and he/she likes to preen Rose quite a bit.

Don't know if that helps at all but I've heard that each gender can act differently so i thought i should mention it :)
 

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Although the gender stereotypes generally have some truth to them, each budgie can have a completely different personality so they don't have much substance when sorting out gender :laugh:

That's interesting to know, though! :D
 

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I have to disagree. :eek:

Steve is a girl, and in both pics Rose looks more like a boy to me.
He does have somewhat of a tricky cere, but the bluish/puplish colour is too rich in my humble opinion for a girl and some pied budgies are known for being much trickier to sex. From the pics I'm not seeing white above the nostril but more of a lighter bluish tinge. And the little brown in the middle can very well be soiled skin from the cere in the process of being moulted out.
 
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