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How can you tell if your parakeet is a boy or a girl?

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Okay well I don't know about the first answer.. but the second one is only right with some mutations of budgies. You have all heard the standard, hens have brown ceres and cocks have blue. This is not entirely true. Hens have brown or beige crusty ceres when they are in breeding condition. While they are not in breeding condition it is completely normal for a hen to have a white or blue cere. Normal cocks have blue or whitish/blue ceres. But, don't be fooled, Ino cocks (albinos, lutinos and creaminos) develop pink ceres.

To sex your budgie you will need to know its mutation and age. Young budgies are harder to sex than adults because there cere will not have fully developed. If you cannot sex a young budgie I would suggest you post a picture of its cere on a budgie forum and ask the experts ;).

AnswerMales keets have blue ceres (the area above their beak where their nostrils are located) and female keets have brown/beige/tan/white. However, a keet needs to be about 5-6 months of age (at least 1 molt) as the cere color can change a little with age. With multicolored ceres, DNA sexing is usually best unless, of course, a bird lays an egg! Answerthere is a way but its very hard to tell however it can be done- hold the bird tightly but gently in your hand -with your other hand on the underneath of its belly follow down a straight line-u will feel boney part. now start at the tail and u will feel a v alittle above the tail feathers. if u can fit ur pinky between the open part of the v its said to be a female. it the bones are so close together u cant fit your pinky tip between them its a male. also u can send away for a free DNA kit where u use a very small amount of blood and send it back for a fee of 39.99 each bird (i think that's how much it is).
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