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Azure
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Hello!

Post by Azure » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:08 am

Hello, I have an aviary raised cobalt IRN and is nearly 2 and I was wondering if anyone could hazard a guess at its gender?

I'm leaning towards female as I don't think there is any ring development... but what would you guys say? I have seen it do a slow strut while pinning as well as standing up and murmuring. Is this because I've started to sit in the yard relatively close to him/her?

Cheers! :D
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MissK
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Re: Hello!

Post by MissK » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:51 am

I see a ring. It doesn't look white, though. Any black on the neck under the beak?
-MissK

Azure
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Re: Hello!

Post by Azure » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:02 pm

No not really, its just that grayish colour all the way around, could it possibly be a he?
I'll try get a better picture but it's a bit shy.

MissK
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Re: Hello!

Post by MissK » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:27 pm

All I can really say is that it doesn't look anything like adult male colouration to me. I have a blue male, and the white is really white. Why don't you get a DNA test or wait a year? Are you certain of the age?

Couldn't say about the behaviour. It's been reported that they don't necessarily sort themselves out till maturity, and that even then, in a same sex pair, one may display opposite gender body language.

Pretty bird.
-MissK

Azure
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Re: Hello!

Post by Azure » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:15 pm

Yes, I was thinking about DNA testing, was looking though some of the companies that do testing. I'm impatient :lol: .I got him/her at about 6 months from a breeder so I'm quite confident its about 18 months old, so not quite 2 years old yet. Thanks for the help!!
Azure
Just a "bookworm" (or rather an internetworm?) who has no ringneck(s) but REALLY wants a cobalt or violet

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