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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:22 pm    Post subject: MALE OR FEMALE ????

duno 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 Rolling Eyes

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 duno

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject:

looks like male...
Male is a larger bird, noticably bigger head, and larger much wider beak.
Identifcation can be made often even after a couple days from hatching
I have looked thru members pic to find a good example...
When I get time I will get a good pic as reference
In the mean time look at this
http://www.kakariki.net/modules.php?set_albumName=album05&id=sch_04&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_photo.php

The middle kakariki is a female

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:12 am    Post subject:

Thanks for that, I appreciate it and can definitely see the difference with the photo you linked to Applause 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 Pray
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:38 am    Post subject:

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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.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:39 am    Post subject:

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:09 am    Post subject:

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 Applause

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 Rolling Eyes ) 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' Shocked and not some other mutation i'm unaware of duno

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