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Post by U.S Marine » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:40 am

i think your bird is a boy, how much does it cost to get a dna test?

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Post by Fah » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:18 pm

hehe anyones guess, myself and a friend have been breeding IRN's for a collective 15 years, and still no closer to being able to sex visually... no matter how hard you try and judge the character, movements, footing etc etc, posture, cant seem to get a good reliable guage on IRN's.

Only chance is a DNA test.

Look forward to hearing which it is. :D

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Post by pinkdevil » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:38 am

I will take a guess and say girl.

Now you GOTTA put me outta my misery and tell me if girl or boy lol

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Post by Dolphinheart » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:20 pm

no idea but what a beautiful bird is he/she :)

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Post by jobo2mi » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:01 pm

I vote ... Girl! :D
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Post by pinkdevil » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:23 pm

DNA kits cost a couple of dollars and the test itself is aprox $15. That is the prices from where I have all my birds DNA'd from anyway. :)

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Post by clear » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:48 pm

its $25 in sydney vet but dont waste your money its a boy :D
i have been picking the sex of my ringnecks for 3 months and i think i am rite :lol:
i know for sure in 12 months :roll:
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Post by Fah » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:57 pm

Heya, having been breeding IRN's for years, and knowing people who have bred them for well over 15-20 years each, there are no special characteristcs that an IRN holds to define male or female as young birds.

If you are lucky, you have a good run of guessing the sex of the birds... in the end its not that hard to get a few good guesses... heck I used to try... you can only be wrong half the time.. and right half the time after all :P

I really wish there was a way of looking at the bird and deciding.. however IRN size can vary heavily in the species between youth looks and proportions, its all in the genes.

You 'can' have good guessing results... but in the end, it takes serious breeding season after breeding season without a big mix of birds to get a an 'average' idea of the mentality of the sexes as youths... though there are always those IRN's who act one way and turn the other... or have no act at all.

One of the best tests I have ever tried was putting my pet IRN male into the bubs cages when they are young... he seems to flirt like mad with young birds (ewww lol) and he has picked out probably 7 out of 10 as being hens (thats his odds atm)... other times he just seems to like flirting non stop with new birds... so thats hardly a correct guage as well.

Visually.. there is no way to determine one young from the other sex wise from a picture.. takes alot more than that to asume much from the mild characteristics that 'might' show male or female... there are characteristics yes... but they are mild.. and often shared by both boys and girls.

I dont mind the occasional guessing game, but really, its either time or DNA sexing that throws the results.

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Post by kyria » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:32 am

I feel that behaviour is the best way to get a guage on what youngsters could be, but this is generally from 6-7 months plus and behaviours usually present best around breeding season. (Again there is mimic behaviours that can confuse the issue) and it takes alot of watching and interaction to see these behaviours present. Head position when petting, feeding of other bird friends around, flaring, mating rituals etc.

But Fah is right visually especially from pics and short vids and birds that are under 6 months old is impossible to tell.

2-3 years, ring or no ring is the the only way other than DNA testing and even with DNA I would still wait the time for 100% proof.

I say Male, simply because any blue bird reminds me of my Kai and he is a male .. lol.
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Post by clear » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:00 am

ok this is what i have sexed just by sight
female (because she wants her own way all the time

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female (because she likes to have front spot all the time )

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male ( because he lets them do what they like and sits back out of the way )

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hope this helps you sex on sight. but i think you might be better off waiting for the ring appears or do a dna to be sure
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Post by pinkdevil » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:37 am

With the male lurv dance, my girl does and has done it for some time at different times of the year.
Maybe she fancies herself and that is why she didn't take an interest in her man this season lol :roll:

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Post by clear » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:40 pm

No i am not haveing them dna tested, I can wait for the time to pass and what i get is what i get. I am haveing to much fun with this lot, so i am not worried, I just wish that the females wernt so agressive , but then arnt they all, not like the passive boys. :D
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Post by Rami » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:57 am

First of all, She /he is so cuteee! Gorgeous!

SHE has a beautiful color.
I say female! :D

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Post by TD » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:19 pm

I have an albino female, and a blue 'companion' for her, who cannot be visually sexed yet, but should be able to tell after this moult. I can't tell from behaviour alone whether it's male or female, but during the breeding season the female did her 'love' dance to 'him' a few times, only to be looked at crosseyed! That's when I thought 'he' might have been a male. Is the females courting behaviour towards her companion enough to confirm that it is a male? Or is it because she was keen to breed, and he was the only other ringneck in the aviary? She did lay eggs & incubate, but the blue was probably too young to 'jump on'.
I have seen 2 female budgies try to mate, with one role playing the male. True story!!

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Post by TD » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:05 pm

When you you say love dance do you mean imitation male dance or female cluck cluck (head back)?


It's definitely the female cluck cluck love dance. I agree with you, it's probably no way of telling if her partner is a male. I'll just wait and see, may even get a DNA test like you have done.

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Post by jobo2mi » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:54 pm

Girl???? Boy????? Put us out of our misery!! :shock: :D :D :P
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Tiels - Rosie, Howie
QP - Isis
Sun Conure - Precious
IRN - Nala
Caique - Timber
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Boy!

Post by Mjay » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:33 pm

I will take a wild guess and say BOY!
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Post by pinkdevil » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:12 am

Sweet photos.

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Post by cairnsbirdlady » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:56 pm

find out this afternoon,. so you all should be out of your misery soon.
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Post by cairnsbirdlady » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:58 pm

i say in all certainty that i am 50% sure its a male.
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