14 thoughts on “It’s a girl!

  1. 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”.

    • 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.

    • 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!

  2. WHAT!
    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!

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