It’s a girl! Posted on May 21, 2012 by Michelle M. Well, according to the experts at TalkBudgies.com, Cooper is female. No wonder she’s so awesome!
ZOMG! I feel like my world is turned upside down.
Don’t you just lift their tail and look? LOL Actually my parents had a budgie named Fred for years, then Fred started laying eggs. Ooops. Frieda.
Now you can paint her nails.
What, what, what?!?!
Who cares! I still love her!
I demand a recount!
Part of me won’t be convinced unless she lays an egg.
Already nagging Cooper about when you are going to be a grandma?
It figures a pet of one of us would be transgendered. 🙂
She’s still the same bird, but it feels strange calling her “little girl” instead of “little boy”, or “Ms. Cooper” instead of “Mr. Cooper”, etc. I still call her “buddy”.
How can you tell?
The cere (area above beak where the nostrils live) is brown for girls and blue for boys. At least that’s what I always thought. Turns out there are variations. Because Cooper’s cere is light blue with white around the nares (nostrils), the budgie experts are telling me Coop’s a female.
How about DNA test!?
I would love to do that, but I’ve read you need to send in freshly plucked feathers or blood, and I could never hurt Cooper. Too bad they can’t use moulted feathers, cause we have plenty of those!
You now, I was wondering why Cooper had so much white around his, er, her nostrils. Well, I guess you learn something new every day!