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RE: White keet, what sex?

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Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Sat May 2 22:57:50 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

For some reason the pics didn't show up. In white budgies the best way to tell if they are male or female is look closest to the nostrils or the "framing" of the cere. If right around the nostrils or the framing is white you have a female. IF more color is showing right up against the nostrils more than likely it is a male.

Two females housed together or two males housed together will go through all the motions of breeding. They will mount each other and "perform" during season. This has nothing to do with how feminine or masculine they are it is more about dominance. The more dominant of the two birds will take on the role of the male and do the actual mounting while the less dominant will take on the female role. This is common in many species of animals. We have had cockatiels housed together that "bred" every season at their previous home and their owners never could figure out why there were no eggs (they were both males). We have amazons here that were housed together that bred every season and did produce eggs but were never fertile in their previous home (they are both females).

My guess is without seeing your birds that you have two females and the white one is more aggressive or dominant and your other female is trying to show her own dominance by getting away from the white one. You might try providing more perches, more toys or housing them in separate cages to let your one female have a break from dominance issues.


   

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