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GRISELI
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: Kakariki gender/age

Hi so a couple days ago I bought a new female kakariki for my aviary to go with my large male.
The shop owner told me she was mature but I have noticed that her legs are a light grey/pink and her eyes have massive pupil's with only a tiny ring of orange/red colour around the outside of the pupil but she has a silver beck with some black on the end of it so I am really confused weather it is a young girl or maybe a young boy because of the black on the beck.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Kakariki gender/age

GRISELI wrote:
Hi so a couple days ago I bought a new female kakariki for my aviary to go with my large male.
The shop owner told me she was mature but I have noticed that her legs are a light grey/pink and her eyes have massive pupil's with only a tiny ring of orange/red colour around the outside of the pupil but she has a silver beck with some black on the end of it so I am really confused weather it is a young girl or maybe a young boy because of the black on the beck.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:55 am    Post subject:

Definite female small beck....If you look under the wing there is a yellow stripe.. on the female well defined.. on the male very faded and broken
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but I have noticed that her legs are a light grey/pink

leg colours can vary...mutations , even 100 +yrs ago in the wild where very common

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and her eyes have massive pupil's with only a tiny ring of orange/red colour around the outside of the pupil


When they emerge from the nesting box they have no iris.. then about 2 weeks later the iris forms... which is how one reliably tells young from parents... separate out to a holding flight with single males.. these then step in the wean the young bird

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but she has a silver beck with some black on the end of it

The beck colouring is there well before emerging from the nesting box

Its very difficult to tell the age of a kakariki from around 2 weeks out of the box to old age..

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