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chris1955
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beak changing colour

Post by chris1955 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:38 am

Does anyone know about beaks changing colour
also I my baby ringneck has a faint line around his neck does that mean he a mail

Wessel Gordon
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Re: beak changing colour

Post by Wessel Gordon » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:13 pm

Hi Chris

As for the beak changing color my first question is: how old is your bird? a Ringneck's beak changes from pink/orange red (depending on the mutation) to a bright red in the first 24 months or so.

If he/she is between 24 and 36 months old it might be a male, but some females does have a slight ring as well. I had my one female sexed twice because she has such a ring. We will need a photo of both the beak and the neck-area to be able to be of more help.

Wessel

Buddy4us
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Re: beak changing colour

Post by Buddy4us » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:07 pm

Hey sorry for hogging your post but Buddies beak sometimes turns a little black on the bottom is it normal or is something wrong?
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Wessel Gordon
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Re: beak changing colour

Post by Wessel Gordon » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:25 am

If it's just the very tip at his age it sounds normal.

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