Female Green Cheeks?

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I saw a YouTube video stating that Green Cheek Conures with pink feet are females.

Is this true?
 

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Agree with above, my Gcc has pink feet and he's a pineapple, he's also a DNA tested male.
 
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I think foot color depends on which mutation of green cheek you have. I.e. lighter birds will have pink feet.
I have a pineapple.

I noticed the beak is much lighter in color, also.

My maroon belly had dark beak and feet, so I agree.

I love Lucky Bird either way, but I'm curious; plus I don't want to call Lucky "it".
 
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Is their any way to tell without the dna test?
 

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Is their any way to tell without the dna test?
With green cheeks no, unfortunately, you can try with behavior but that isn't always correct since every bird is individual. The Dna test I did was really simple and inexpensive, all I had to do was cut a nail to where three drips of blood would come out, then send it to the lab, it's called Polly Gene. You can also have a avian vet do the testing and I believe some parrot shop will do it as well.
 
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With green cheeks no, unfortunately, you can try with behavior but that isn't always correct since every bird is individual. The Dna test I did was really simple and inexpensive, all I had to do was cut a nail to where three drips of blood would come out, then send it to the lab, it's called Polly Gene. You can also have a avian vet do the testing and I believe some parrot shop will do it as well.
Thank you.
 

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Zero Is correct. Some experts are able to say the gender looking at the eyes but even this doesn't always work
 

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You can always wait until sexual maturity and observe them during their hormonal periods I guess? Males and females would have different behaviors I believe - females are more booty up, males are more booty down (to say it nicely). Some people claim you can determine gender by physically examining the size of their vent and if there is room for eggs - honestly I wouldn't even know what I'm feeling for myself so probably a method better served by those with experience.

DNA-testing is usually cheaper if you do it thru online tests vs vets. I think I DNA sexe'd my parrot by feather for $20 USD vs my vet's office was a blood draw and $100
 

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Not for nothing a DNA test is like 15 bucks. I use IQbirdtesting or something like that. You can use a plucked feather or a bit of blood. It's not a big commitment; I spend more than that on lunch in this economy.
 

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You can always wait until sexual maturity and observe them during their hormonal periods I guess? Males and females would have different behaviors I believe - females are more booty up, males are more booty down (to say it nicely). Some people claim you can determine gender by physically examining the size of their vent and if there is room for eggs - honestly I wouldn't even know what I'm feeling for myself so probably a method better served by those with experience.

DNA-testing is usually cheaper if you do it thru online tests vs vets. I think I DNA sexe'd my parrot by feather for $20 USD vs my vet's office was a blood draw and $100
I thought you could potentially tell sex by the distance between pelvic bones (not vent size). There’s a wider space between in females, especially when they’re laying.
 

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I think it's the second time when I hear this fake info... and I have an idea how it could come.
Maybe somebody was breeding a pineapple, cinnamon or yellow sided (or one of these mixed with turquoise) male with a standard female (or normal turquoise). Then this info would be true but only about children after such paring. Maybe another person misunderstood the breeder and thought this always works? Just my hypnosis.
 
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I thought you could potentially tell sex by the distance between pelvic bones (not vent size). There’s a wider space between in females, especially when they’re laying.
Yes that is what I mean - vent is probably the wrong word, but the pelvic bones underneath. I'd just have no idea what I'm feeling for, heh, so prefer a DNA test.
 

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I heard that the males head tends to flatter and the females a little more rounded. That was the case with mine, which the DNA test confirmed. Interestingly, the breeder thought it was a female when she felt it's. "hips", so we named him "Phoebe". (The breeder was wrong!!)
 

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I heard that the males head tends to flatter and the females a little more rounded. That was the case with mine, which the DNA test confirmed. Interestingly, the breeder thought it was a female when she felt it's. "hips", so we named him "Phoebe". (The breeder was wrong!!)
I've heard the same thing. And something about the color of their eye, though that could be a Cockatoo thing.
 
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With green cheeks no, unfortunately, you can try with behavior but that isn't always correct since every bird is individual. The Dna test I did was really simple and inexpensive, all I had to do was cut a nail to where three drips of blood would come out, then send it to the lab, it's called Polly Gene. You can also have a avian vet do the testing and I believe some parrot shop will do it as well.
Thank you.
 
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You can always wait until sexual maturity and observe them during their hormonal periods I guess? Males and females would have different behaviors I believe - females are more booty up, males are more booty down (to say it nicely). Some people claim you can determine gender by physically examining the size of their vent and if there is room for eggs - honestly I wouldn't even know what I'm feeling for myself so probably a method better served by those with experience.

DNA-testing is usually cheaper if you do it thru online tests vs vets. I think I DNA sexe'd my parrot by feather for $20 USD vs my vet's office was a blood draw and $100
Thanks for the info.

I was going to have the vet do it, but you've saved me money.
 
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I thought you could potentially tell sex by the distance between pelvic bones (not vent size). There’s a wider space between in females, especially when they’re laying.
Yes, I saw that with my husband's half moon conure.

He didn't believe me till she laid an egg, lol.
 

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