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    Do all bugs go into "breeding mode" at the same time?

    (I'm not 100% sure if this should be in the "Breeding, Babies, and Mutations" section, if it shouldn't be feel free to move it somewhere else)

    A little background info: I've got two budgies, Lilith (normal green) and Asmodeus (blue clearflight pied). I thought Asmodeus was a boy when I got him because his cere was a bluish color, but as he got older it turned white, and Lilith is definitely female. So now I think they're both girls. It doesn't really matter to me either way because I'm not planning on breeding but I'm curious.

    The past few weeks Lilith's cere has been brown and rough looking like she wants to mate. This is the first time it's happened, they're both between a year and a year and a half old (I forget if the pet shop said they were around 3-5 weeks or 3-5 months when I got them). Asmodeus hasn't gotten the brown cere yet at all. Basically what I'm wondering is if all budgies go into "breeding mode" at the same time, or if it's different for every one.

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    Re: Do all bugs go into "breeding mode" at the same time?

    No, I'm pretty sure they don't go into breeding condition at the same time, but I have no idea how timing fits into it.

    I'm trying to figure it all out with my two, as well. One has had her brown cere cycle twice and the other hasn't ever had a brown cere. Confusing!
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    Re: Do all bugs go into "breeding mode" at the same time?

    It was probably closer to 3-5 months and I have no idea if they all go into season at once.


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    Re: Do all bugs go into "breeding mode" at the same time?

    no they do not all go into Breeding mode at the same time, Every bird is different .

    if you've had Asmodeus for a year and his cere isn't 100% blue he isn't a boy, he's A normal mutation where boy's get blue cere's

    This is a Young Female's Cere (did it look like this by chance or similar?)



    This is a Young Males cere



    This is a Mature adult male cere



    So if none of your budgies cere's resemble either male and you've had them this long, and they're not a Lutino, Albino, Fallow, or Lace Wing ,Recessive pied Then it's safe to say you have 2 girls

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    Re: Do all bugs go into "breeding mode" at the same time?

    Quote Originally Posted by gooddkittie View Post
    No, I'm pretty sure they don't go into breeding condition at the same time, but I have no idea how timing fits into it.

    I'm trying to figure it all out with my two, as well. One has had her brown cere cycle twice and the other hasn't ever had a brown cere. Confusing!

    Your sky blue is female, your other one looks like a recessive pied - If it is (I'd need a bigger picture) it's male, the males cere of a recessive pied doesn't turn blue, it stays Pink on males

    if your green/yellow one's cere looks like this and it's 1 year or older (youngest being 6 months) then it is male and it is a recessive pied


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    Re: Do all bugs go into "breeding mode" at the same time?

    Really???

    They are not quite a year old yet and I've been really wondering about my little yellow bug. It would explain the more laid-back personality. Cricket's a feisty little henny penny.

    Here's a bigger picture. What do you think? Is my mellow yellow a fellow? (sorry for the thread hijack!)

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    Re: Do all bugs go into "breeding mode" at the same time?

    alright, thanks guys!

    Just curious, what's the difference between recessive pied and normal pied? I'm not good with budgie mutations. I don't know anything about the parents.

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