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Old 04-01-2019, 11:55 PM
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Sun Conure Gender

I've been reading the differences between male and female Sun Conures and would like to try and guess your DNA sexed Sun Conures. The pictures must be very clear, the bird should be standing regularly, and include the whole body. I've attached a picture as reference.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:37 AM
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Re: Sun Conure Gender

I love sunnies!

I didn't know there was a difference in coloring in males and females? They look so similar to me.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:53 AM
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Re: Sun Conure Gender

There really is no reliable way to visually sex a Sun Conure, guessing usually doesn't work well...They are sexually-monomorphic, but the visual differences are so subtle that you usually cannot tell at all, and include things like their overall weight as an adult, the length of their legs, and a few coloring characteristics that can actually go either way some of the time, so it's not reliable etc. So it's really difficult to tell, and usually when people guess they're wrong. When I bred them I always had them DNA-tested to be sure because you just don't know....And most of the little "tricks" and "tips" you'll find online as to how to tell them apart aren't reliable at all...
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:21 PM
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Re: Sun Conure Gender

We had both of ours tested and even before then I could tell a slight difference. I didn't know which one was which but I knew they were different genders. I posted mostly for fun. I did this on Facebook as well and have gotten way more right than wrong. I know a lot of people believe there isn't any difference, but if you look close enough there is!
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:48 PM
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Re: Sun Conure Gender

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... usually when people guess they're wrong. ...
FWIW, this should probably read, "When people guess their success rate matches flipping a coin."

Actually, if it was true that "usually when people guess they're wrong". they'd have a good way to visually sex these birds using the same criteria but assigning the other gender.
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Old 04-05-2019, 03:45 AM
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Re: Sun Conure Gender

I had Skittles DNA sexed about a month after I got him when I brought him for his initial vet check-up. I wanted him to be a male and I'm so glad he is! I had a female cockatiel at the time I got Skittles and I really wanted a male bird.


It worked out well, thankfully, if he had actually turned out to be a female bird I'd have had to get rid of her.
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:24 AM
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Re: Sun Conure Gender

somehow everyone that meets my chicken thinks it's a male cause of the ''but males love female humans much more than male humans'' thing... no idea where that came from... but my sun is a female (though I really wished she was male) and I found out the hard way...

I've also has a few neighbours tell me that it was a male cause it has a small head and others say it is a female cause it has a small head... yeah...
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:38 AM
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Re: Sun Conure Gender

As I said, yes, they are sexually monomorphic, but "guessing" based on their very subtle difference is not reliable at all, because a lot of them actually don't have the differences, at least not to the point where they are visible...I bred Sun's and Jenday's both for years as did my mom, and we always got them DNA tested because every time either of us guessed we were probably correct about 30-40% of the time, with some of them just totally unidentifiable with none of the visual attributes at all...
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:37 AM
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Re: Sun Conure Gender

So.....nobody is gonna call out my sarcasm? I see how you all are! lol
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Old 04-07-2019, 03:56 AM
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