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Date:9/23/2014 6:38:46 AM
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Lemondrop to the Rescue!!!
Looks to me and my flock that Gilligan is still very young in these photos. My cere went back and forth in between colors for over a year. My mom thought I was a boy because I sang like one and tended to go to blue a lot. Turns out, I'm a little lady.

Some budgies, the cere is a definite change rather fast. Other budgies, it takes a long while to mature to the proper color. Some color mutations and breeding mixes are not so easy to decipher. According the pictures you've posted, it looks that it could be either way. Sexual maturity is the only way to tell. If Gilligan is a girl, the cere will become that tan-brown of sexual maturity.

He's not a rare mutation, and I've had a few flock mates of his color (or her!) that the cere becomes an unmistakable color either way. So I think you just have to give Gilligan a little more time.

Like I said, I took over a year to declare my gender. :) It's a mix of genetics and hormones.

I hope this helps! Regardless, here's a vote!
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