In normal Bourkes the male has a row of blue feathers above his nostrils. Rosa Bourkes the male tends to have a bigger area of cinnamon in his cheeks. Creams & Pinks well, you really need to judge by behaviour although the female is generally a little smaller than the male & the head is rounder in a female.
i am looking to get a pair of rosa's. the gal i am talking to has babies from this year, but they havent had a molt yet (i understand you can sex them after the first molt) and she has babies from last year. she is going thru her records to find an unrelated pair from last year for me i am SOOOOOO excited!!!
The Bourke's Parakeets (Neopsephotus Bourkii) are endangered in their own homeland of Southwestern and Central Australia, but are popular in aviculture. They are readily available in the United States and relatively inexpensive. The Bourke's parrot has recently been removed from the Neophema genus and placed in a genus of its own. Some discussions about this change are still on-going.