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Newbie Alert!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Snowy, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    this is an old photo but this is one of the males IMG_1076.JPG
     
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  2. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    I shall have to take a photo of Dora to see if she really is a she!
     
  3. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    Have had a good look and there is a lot more green around her vent than yellow. So on that basis I am going to continue to think of her as female - we dont want to breed from her and although it might make no difference to the way we feel about her if she turned out to be a he after four and a half years Ilove the little wrecker as she is - (currently destroying my late lunch)
     
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  4. JessCheekyMia

    JessCheekyMia Regular Member

    I have lost count how many times people have told me they thought their parrot was a male due to eye colouring but then years later their parrot laid a egg lol. I have had this with some of my rescues.
    Even experts get it wrong that's why a DNA is the most accurate way to go. But your like me I never minded what gender my parrots are. Gizzie was 4 years old when we took him in. The guy that helps rescuing parrots always DNA them so the new owners know what they have got and it is then in writing too.
    My local zoo that has many breeds of parrots has 2 breeding pairs of ducorps I will ask him for you about sexing. They had theirs DNA'd but they will know if eye colour is a way of sexing them. Ducorps are lovely birds.

    I love your photo of Tookie x
     
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  5. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    if you go to the reference site "Cockatoo.com" and look up Ducorps it will confirm the difference in sexes
     
  6. JessCheekyMia

    JessCheekyMia Regular Member

    I can't find that site.

    I have read a lot on different sites and they are saying Ducorp cockatoos need to be DNA'd testing to find out the sex. The way to determine the sex is through DNA.
    @RoyJess was with me when we got told this by our friend who rescues parrots.
    Like I said I will have a word with my good friends at the zoo as they have years and years of experience with these beauties.
    When I go to the zoo I spend alot of time at each avairy and the Ducorps eyes are both black and they are breeding pair.
    When I am with the Galah's they are very different and you can tell easily. They are all mature birds.
     
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  7. Snowy

    Snowy Regular Member Registered

     
  8. Snowy

    Snowy Regular Member Registered

    Thanks for reply, would be great if you could ask for me. Have just fitted some jw clean cups in his cage, 1 to stop him opening the doors and 2 to stop him chucking his food everywhere! So far so good...
     
  9. JessCheekyMia

    JessCheekyMia Regular Member

    That's no problem. I will be going sometime this week.

    I love those cups. Gizzie likes to put toys in them lol they are supposed to be for his food!!
     
  10. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    sorry "Cockatoo-info.com"