Is this Sun conure a female or male

Lucky_Parrot

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Hi! I’ve just recently bought a Sun Conure, can anyone tell me if this is a male or a female?
 

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Jexnell

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Beautiful Sunny!

There in lies the issue. There is no difference in the coloration between males and females. An experienced bird handler could give a educated guess by feeling the pelvis, as the females have a wider one for passing eggs, males are narrower.

Only real way is to get a DNA test done.

Where I got my Phoenix guessed male by pelvic feeling, but she has been raising chicks there for 30+ years. I did DNA test him, turned out he was a him.
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Lucky_Parrot

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Beautiful Sunny!

There in lies the issue. There is no difference in the coloration between males and females. An experienced bird handler could give a educated guess by feeling the pelvis, as the females have a wider one for passing eggs, males are narrower.

Only real way is to get a DNA test done.

Where I got my Phoenix guessed male by pelvic feeling, but she has been raising chicks there for 30+ years. I did DNA test him, turned out he was a him.
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Thank you so much! I’d definitely try your method 😊
 

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