- Mar 16, 2023
- Ren (indian ringneck)
Hi! Despite the title this isn’t a normal what’s-the-gender question, it’s kind of odd. For context, in December of 2020 I got a 2 month old IRN, named Ren. When we got Ren, his breeder told us he had already done a DNA test and that he was a male. I had already done my own research and everything was fine. 2 years have passed and he is currently 2 years and 5-ish months old, but he has not grown a ring yet. Due to the fact he hasn’t developed a ring we’re questioning if the DNA test the breeder told us about could’ve been wrong. Ren has not learnt to speak, and this is my first time owning an IRN meaning I cannot visually tell if he’s actually a female. Is it possible the DNA test was wrong and Ren is actually a female, or is he just a lame bloomer? Are there any other possible ways to tell if he is actually a male? I can send pictures of him if needed.