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    Hi all! New member here with a couple of questions about my budgies:
    Firstly I would like some help on sexing them if poss. Bob I always assumed was male because he is relatively tame and doesn't bite hard. But at 3 years old his cere hasn't changed colour fromthe pinkish colour all my past baby budgies have had. Radish is an albino (with a strange irridescent green look to her front in some lights) and also has that baby cere at around 1 year old...
    any ideas people?
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    Re: Sexing my budgies

    Male budgies will have a blueish cere...females will be brown or tan and can turn "nutty" looking (brownish) when hormonal.

    If you have a white, yellow or recessive pied male budgie, the cere of a will be pink.
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    Re: Sexing my budgies

    Thanks for the response Scooter, now I finally know what Bob is! He is a recessive pied. Radish is an albino... how the heck will I tell what sex they are? In general Bob acts like a male, quite friendly, gets bossed around. Radish pecks till you bleed and wont let Bob eat till she's full...
    are these signs enough to sex them do you think? I wish I had known that the ceres didn't change on these colourings though, then it would have been easier to tell if I had a pair or not! lol

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    Re: Sexing my budgies

    But if the cock is an albino, lutino, recessive pied or a fallow then the cock will never get a blue cere, the cere is then fleshy pinkish in colour.
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    Re: Sexing my budgies

    hi
    I have found that with albino's & lutions that therer cere tends to go the same as with pied budgies

    a tan cere for a female & a pinkish/purpleish cere for a male


    both these birds are male the albino is on the right

    this is a bit blury but it is also a male




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    Re: Sexing my budgies

    I have a male budgie that has a partially brown cere at times.
    Does anyone else have male budgies that go through this?
    He is breeding with his girlfriend Vox so i know he's a boy.
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    Re: Sexing my budgies

    Male Budgies sometimes display brown cere's as a submissive action, to show they aren't a danger to the other male's, and at times, the females. He looks very much like a boy to me

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    Re: Sexing my budgies

    does it depend also if they are in breeding condition? or is it just the girls ceres who change when they are ready to breed...

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    Re: Sexing my budgies

    Generally when a male budgie's cere turns brown, it can be a sign of testicular cancer.

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