Help identifying sex of new budgie, and color mutation if possible.

Random13

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I'm looking for help with the grey bird (Stormy) in the following pictures, it is full flighted and was not hand tame at all so it bumped its nose a bit on walls before it found its cage, visited vet and bird is completely fine aside from the bruises and scraped up cere, I waited a week for the bird to heal before snapping these pics, any help would be awesome. It has since already learned step up and we are working on target training now, I put its age at about 8-9 months based on the iris coloration. In terms of behavior Stormy is much more vocal than my younger yellow budgie Mist, lots of squaking when startled and and pretty much just if Mist isn't following where it goes, but from what I can tell seems like Stormy is trying to "mount" my Mist sometimes, which he does not like so I have to gently break it up, cage is definitely big enough for both to get away from each other but they are basically joined at the hip
 

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Hi there. From his cere colour and behaviour, it is most likely Stormy is a he. I can't tell 100% from the photos, but it looks like is cere is a pinky/purple - general young male. His mutation is clearwing something. I don't know the whole thing but he is a clearwing. He's gorgeous tho!
 
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Hi there. From his cere colour and behaviour, it is most likely Stormy is a he. I can't tell 100% from the photos, but it looks like is cere is a pinky/purple - general young male. His mutation is clearwing something. I don't know the whole thing but he is a clearwing. He's gorgeous tho!
I actually have some updated photos since the cere has healed more if it helps at all
 

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Thank you. Is that a white ring around his actual nasal hole?
Best pic Stormy would let me snap right now, so the right nostril has more white than the left but I also don't know how bruised the cere still is, the crack and the scraps have heal, but my younger yellow is starting to show signs of blue in his cere, this is harder for me than most because I'm colorblind to blue and orange colors so telling ceres apart is hard.
 

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