Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:22 pm Post subject: MALE OR FEMALE ????
just wondering if I am able to attach a pic of Kowhai (pronounced Co-fi) my pet are you able to visually tell from the pic if male or female It really is irrelevant either way as Kowhai is my pet only but it's nice to know but I'm not THAT in need to go as far as DNA sexing.
I have been told numerous ways to 'visually' sex them - look at the beaks, the male's beak will be broader and shorter whilst the female's beak will be slender and longer, is this true
I have numerous people that have seen Kowhai but I find it amusing really on how many different things i've been told - male, NO female, female, NO male
Hope my attachment works and that it is clear enough to see properly.
Thanks for that, I appreciate it and can definitely see the difference with the photo you linked to I was TRYING to observe my 2 cinnamons in the aviary today to note which is which, they are a bonded breeding pair, 18 months old however I have only owned them for about 2 months but geez they really are little pocket rockets and wouldn't stay still long enough for me to truly see which is which BUT i'm gonna work on it, pity they didn't have leg bands which would make life a little simpler _________________ ~~INDI~~
wouldn't stay still long enough for me to truly see which is which BUT i'm gonna work on it
We have a flight with a Wild Red flock of about 14, all siblings, 4 generations...male and female, no nesting boxes.
We can pickout most as individuals with a quick glance.. a couple we have to look a little closer. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
My experience of Cinnamons over here is that the Cinnamons are more difficult to sex as the differences between males and females are less obvious. May just be the local strain but the normal red fronteds are pretty easy to sex as the males are obviously larger in body and beak and seem to have a different shaped tail.
I have made mistakes with Cinnamons before but never with normals.
I am going to try my best tomorrow to get some pics of the cinnamons, I think i've figured out the best way now to actually get right up close and they won't fly off
I have just been and looked at all the albums trying to see any photos of cinnamons, what I have noticed with mine (and surely it's normal ) is the red patch lower down the body almost beneath the end of the flight feathers.
They appear really to be more of an 'olive' colouring and the only true 'cinnamon' toning I can see is in the ends of the long flight feathers.
Best I try to get photos and you good people can tell me that I do in fact have 'cinnamons' and not some other mutation i'm unaware of _________________ ~~INDI~~
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