Male or female

Klf91

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Hi I’m wondering if anyone knows what gender my IRN is, I got told by the breeder last year that it was female but she has just had her first molt she around 2years old, and iv noticed an orange/brown patchy ring developing round the back of her neck and also tints of black round the front so now I’m wondering if she is actually a he! Could anyone help please as I bought her to nest with my other male IRN to keep him company☹
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Klf91

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Oh brilliant Thankyou 😊 could I have abit of advice about the living arrangements please? As I bought what I thought was a girl to live with my male but they Keep fighting ( now I no why) so I bought her a new cage to temporarily live in while they got used to each other now I no he’s male should I keep them separate all the time now with them being the same sex?
 

Michael Reynolds

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No they will establish there pecking order, I have four males and once they sort themselves out they will love each others company, Ringnecks are flock birds and I have not had an incident when a ringneck caused damage to another ringneck
 

Klf91

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My other male did actually cause damage to him Bit his foot really bad it’s still healing, he attacked him quite badly ☹which is why I separated them, so hopefully if I re introduced them in a couple of weeks they will learn there place an get along, I’m just abit worried it will happen again I don’t want them to get hurt again, Thankyou for the advice
 

CaptainHowdy

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My other male did actually cause damage to him Bit his foot really bad it’s still healing, he attacked him quite badly ☹which is why I separated them, so hopefully if I re introduced them in a couple of weeks they will learn there place an get along, I’m just abit worried it will happen again I don’t want them to get hurt again, Thankyou for the advice
How are you trying to introduce them? You need to do it on a neutral ground rather than trying to introduce where one bird has already established its 'territory'.
 

Klf91

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I am surprised was your original bird in its cage an the new one landed on it?
They were both living in the same cage prior to the attack for at least 3 months as I though it was a female companion for him, I did everything properly with separate cages when I first got the new one and placing them next to eachother untill there were used to each other’s company, but then last week he decided to attack the newbie.i don’t no what went wrong.
 

Klf91

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How are you trying to introduce them? You need to do it on a neutral ground rather than trying to introduce where one bird has already established its 'territory'.
When I first got what I thought was a female for him I placed both cages next to each other an let them have a nosey at eachother and they eventually started to socialise together and my new one explored round my old ones cage with him an I took it from there. It was all good untill now so I’m unsure what’s happend
 

Klf91

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Is everything OK re the foot wound? An open wound is a prime candidate for infection. Have you a avian vet near you? A quick look over would be better safe than sorry.
I’m going to try and find one on Monday just to check him over, I have made sure I’ve cleaned it everyday and sprayed it with the purple antiseptic spray for animals it looks like it’s healing ok but want to be sure
 

Klf91

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Hi everyone just a quick update on indie 😊 who is definitely a male the ring is really coming on nicely 🙈 and his foot has healed lovely Thankyou for you help.
 

Michael Reynolds

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Sorry about the foot, I did not realise you had them both in the same cage, I do not recommend them being in a cage together until bonded, its not a problem when they have a larger area. glad hiss foot has healed and he has gained his ring
 
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