Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:56 pm Post subject: Help sexing Kakarikis - we are new to owning Kakarikis
Hello everyone, we now have 2 beautiful Kakarikis that we bought on the weekend. They are settling in nicely, but we can not tell if they are male or female and would really like some help. Hopefully the photos will help, one has a yellow tail and the other more olive colour.
Any help/info of species/hybrid would be much appreciated.
Both of them side by side, yellow tail one on the left.
This is the other one, with the olive/light grey tail.
Showing the one with yellow tail, also has yellow on the back of the head.
Thanks for your help Steptoe. The pet shop advised they were male and female, I don't mind they are both males, as I love them already. Can you let me know if it is okay to keep two males together without a hen?
Also can I ask how you came to sex them as Male, I would love to know.
Just another query in relation to the behaviour of the one with the yellow tail. He on several occasions lowers his head and tail but with his rump in the air and makes a chirping sound. Do you know what this behaviour is about?
Can you let me know if it is okay to keep two males together without a hen?
yep and the prefered option if keeping as pets..
Having a male and female u run into egg laying issues, and dont stop, or chicks then holding avairies to keep the off spring
How to tell, generally the size of the beak.. both are large, on the othe hand every so often one gets a kakariki, swears its a male and turns out to be a female.....
He on several occasions lowers his head and tail but with his rump in the air and makes a chirping sound.
Could be a female...getting ready to mate...
next thing to check is the yellow strip under the wing... male is more faint and broken, the female distinct stripe... their are pics in older posts on the subject.
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