Visual sexing of greys.

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Visual sexing of greys. (this link now works)

http://www.exoticpetvet.net/

You need to go to Avian (top of page) then scroll down on the left hand side to "Vet to Vet" there about 1/2 way down this list you will see "Visual sexing african greys".

For all of you either having or wishing to get a Grey might be interested in the above article. This is NOT a 100% fact, the only way to get that is DNA sexing.
 
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That's really interesting! :)

Good job! :35: and it seems reliable!

Things seem to be easier for visual sexing the greys than visually sexing the amazons..
 
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Yeah it is pretty accurate, and they say it couldn't be done, :D

Hmmmm now theres a challenge, find a site for sexing Amazons. :eek:
 

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yeah, I think I will DNA sex my grey either way... but I think she is a female.... cause of that PMS she gets
 
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:D And she's a lot lighter than my guys,
 

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Look at this..

It's the same with Chi's only shows male-female opposite...:33:

Well I think Chi's looks more reliable but I have no experience on greys..:22:
 
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Have to say that the eyes of the male match Bucc's eyes. What about the female eyes, Do they match Crickets eyes???????

Hard to tell with Kito's just yet, but then I think he may be a Ghana Grey more than a Congo. (means now that I'll have to have the cameroon, and Timmy)
 

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From my experience: Males are slightly larger and darker than the female with a bigger beak. Ususally a slightly 'flat head' on top virsus rounded top on female.
If you look at the underside of the tail feathers, females will have gray on the tips where the male will have almost if not completely red (underside) tail feathers.
100% sure is DNA test of course.
 

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Thanks for the link... very interesting.
One question When looking at the feathers etc how old should the bird be to distinguish between the sexes?
What age are they fully grown, I read at 3 years old.
Your reply would be greatly appreciated.
Take care
 
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Hi,

I have a male CAG DNA sexed, he is 8months old now.

He is larger than females of his age, darker, with flat head.

Strikingly, he has silver tips of his red tail feathers.

I think mine is one of the exceptions to this rule.
 

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I don't know that you'll get much of a response, the original post of the thread is almost 5 years old.....12/16/2005
 

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From what my avian certified vet told me, the MALES have the gray tipped tail feathers, while the females have SOLID RED tail feathers. When I brought Paco to the vet, he asked me what sex she was. I told him the previous owner had said female and he said he was 95% sure she was in fact a female. Only a dna test is ever 100% but I also think she is a female because she can be such a B%$^&$&^% sometimes. LOL:silly:
 

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There is no definitive way to sex except through DNA and surgical sexing. The grey tips of the red feathers are around the cloaca, not the actual tail feathers.
 

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I don't plan to DNA as I don't want to breed and will love a boy or girl equally, but out of curiosity, would anyone care to guess if Oscar is a boy or girl? He is five to six months of age.
 

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Ohh thats interesting, had a quick visual at my grey, its feathers still need to grow through, time will tell tho... hopefully :)
 

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I have a Timneh grey, so I guess the tail and wing methods are not accurate? Or is it only the wing color that isn't accurate for TAGs? My vet thinks Baby is a boy because of the mass of his pelvis and his wider head.
 

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Re: Visual sexing of greys. (this link now works)

Exotic Pet Veterinarian

You need to go to Avian (top of page) then scroll down on the left hand side to "Vet to Vet" there about 1/2 way down this list you will see "Visual sexing african greys".

For all of you either having or wishing to get a Grey might be interested in the above article. This is NOT a 100% fact, the only way to get that is DNA sexing.

Today we've got the DNA results and my AG is a girl and indeed she has those grey tips.
 

MonicaMc

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Here's the direct link...

Visual gender determination for African Grey parrots



And another website...

Visual Sex Determination of African Grey Parrots - African Queen Aviaries


The grey tips on the red feathers is not 100% accurate, but probably pretty close. I know of someone who has an older, DNA sexed male congo with grey tips.



I would say that it's probably easiest to use this method by the time they are at least 1-2 years old when they've had a chance to go through at least one molt, if not more. If it's anything like cockatiels, the males and females will have similar colorations until the male molts into his adult colors.



This is a sexing method for Congo's only. I have not heard of a reliable, or near reliable method for Timneh's.
 

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