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Boy or Gal

Hi Guys,

I have 4 budgies. I just wanted to check whether they are boy or gal?

Please find the images below:







below are the links,

https://postimg.org/image/dmy5smkvv/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/153719...5/33907394371/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/153719...5/33907399211/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/153719...5/33224754933/



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Don't quote me on this as the newer breeds can mess me up when trying to figure out sexes.

This one is a hen, a light blue cere with white nares or nostrils on budgies are hens.




The solid looking yellow one looks like a hen but I can't really see the cere close up from the front of the budgies face so its hard to tell.

The white and blue pied on the left of the pic of 2 birds looks like a cock bird.

The darker blue and white budgie on the right side of the pic of 2 birds could be a hen.

When the birds start going into breeding condition their cere's will turn a brownish tan color and look crusty. This is definitely when you know for sure you have a hen!
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What I am getting from your message:

1. Solid Yellow and partial yellow are hens
2. White and blue are cock birds?

however I am confused with the below two lines from your message:
The white and blue pied on the left of the pic of 2 birds looks like a cock bird.
The darker blue and white budgie on the right side of the pic of 2 birds could be a hen.

You clarification is highly appreciable. The question I am asking because someone told me that all 4 are hens. If it is so, I will buy one another male budgie, as I am interested in having babies.
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What I am getting from your message:

1. Solid Yellow and partial yellow are hens
2. White and blue are cock birds?

however I am confused with the below two lines from your message:
The white and blue pied on the left of the pic of 2 birds looks like a cock bird.
The darker blue and white budgie on the right side of the pic of 2 birds could be a hen.

You clarification is highly appreciable. The question I am asking because someone told me that all 4 are hens. If it is so, I will buy one another male budgie, as I am interested in having babies.

Take clear pics of their ceres with them facing forward and lets get a better look.

Some of the pics you post don't show much detail.
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Hi,

I tried to gets some more pics...not sure if it helps. please check the links below:

https://postimg.org/image/vdf3m00hp/
https://postimg.org/image/rv33plzlp/
https://postimg.org/image/xh9wy49gr/
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Hi,

I tried to gets some more pics...not sure if it helps. please check the links below:

https://postimg.org/image/vdf3m00hp/
https://postimg.org/image/rv33plzlp/
https://postimg.org/image/xh9wy49gr/
These pics are clearer and it looks like they are all hens.

I have a concern here for this blue hen in the pic you posted. She looks like she has Scaly Mites this can be dangerous for her and it will spread to the other birds and infect them as well.

Depending where you live you should try and order some Ivermectin - Spot On or Scatt for budgies either buy it online or try and buy some in a pet store. If it goes untreated you will have a problem in the future with the health of these birds.







You could take all the birds to an avian vet or regular veterinarian for treatment of these birds but it can be very expensive as you have to take all of them to be treated 3 times each in a 3 week period.

The cages have to be cleared of all objects and everything must be steam cleaned to kill the mites. Steam the perches and food and water dishes and toys, buy a new cuttle bone and mineral blocks after you have sterilized the cages and cleaned everything and the birds have had their 1st treatment.

Mites can develop into air sac mites which will suffocate your birds to death.

Sick birds shouldn't be breeding as this will be passed on to the chicks.

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