In the normal variety of budgie, an adult female budgie has a brown cere (bit above the beak) and an adult male budgie has a blue cerre. In the pied mutation of budgie the female has brown cere but the adult male has a cere colouring ranging from a pinkish colour to a purple colour. It can be difficult to tell the sex of a baby budgie until it's first moult.
ok, I have a guy at work wanting a male budgie, and I reckon the bluey/grey one is male, would I be correct in guessing so. I want to give them away in a couple of weeks when they are ready. So what is the best way to tell the sex when they are this young. They are about three weeks old.
I may have got this the wrong way around (Karen will tell me if I have she has the best knowledge I think) but I think the baby chicks have white rings around their nostrils for girls and just the fleshy colour for boys, is that right Karen or isi ti the wrong way around lol
It is difficult at such a young age. Dawn you are right. If there are white rings around the nares (nostrils) they are usually female. Now when I had Boris out of the nest I was convinced she was a boy budgie because right up until her first moult her cere was blue. budgiebird is pretty good at determining sex at a young age. PM her with photo's of their cere's.