Looks like u have them correct, thu the top pic... break could be either, but going on the flatter head shape ...male.
I dont know how prominent the strip is under the wings on the yellow mutations.. we dont have these in NZ.
A definite solid stripe is female.. a broken 'faded' is male. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Brings back memories around 10 yrs ago.. a wild colour we had.. nice big solid bird head beak like that.. was sure was a male....no matte what could not get it to mate up...
Eventually instead of pairing selected birds off.. to improve our wild stock quality.. Experimented with putting into a large flight and let them choose.
Which ended up being far more successful in improving the breeding stock long term
But this 'male' bird ended up pairing off with another known male.. 'she produced 3 or 4 chicks in the 1st batch and never produced any more eggs after that. Of those off spring, expected big birds or similar from that blood line.. but no .. just normal
It was about that time, think it was Peter, Netherlands who pionted out the pale yellow strip under the wing.. which also confirmed him as a a female... after the above events. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
I'll try to look under the wing. See if I can spot the stripe on the yellow birds. If not, I'll get that one sexed via DNA. Pretty cheap to do; found a service in spain - 4,5 Euro's (so about 6 NZD) per bird..
Or do what breeders used to do.. and still do.. put in a flight with a female.. if male will not take long to see how they react together...if female , confirm by putting in a flightwith a male. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
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