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09 Jul 2018 17:54 #540890 by Sandy287

Can someone please tell me the sex of my budgie? We got George when he was about 6 weeks old and apparently it was a male! He is now about 5 mths old.

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09 Jul 2018 22:21 #540894 by Belle Bosse

Brown cere above the beak and around the nostrils = Female

Blue cere above the beak and around the nostrils = Male.

Your bird is Female...

Georgie.
Georgette
Georgina.

The baby colour of the cere can change as the bird ages.

A helpful web page: www.budgie-info.com/budgie-sexing.html

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12 Jul 2018 21:17 #540924 by meadowlands

There is some blue on that cere though

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12 Jul 2018 22:17 #540926 by Ruth

meadowlands wrote: There is some blue on that cere though

But more brown wrinkly, so definitely female. I have a couple of birds whose ceres are pink and smooth and they're male. It's quite a different look from the females though.

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12 Jul 2018 22:22 #540927 by tonic

A hens cere changes throughout the year, with their hormonal cycle. They can vary from brown and rough to pale whitish blue and chalky looking. Adults males either have the solid blue or a pink/purple shade (for a few varieties) but they are always smooth and do not vary much over their lifetime.

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