my bird looks extremley like the bird described as (as well as the bird on the second page):
Heavier marked Pearl on more extensive Cinnamon ground color
so I'm guessing s/he is heavier marked is all and there are variants, either way she definitely has cinnamon colouring (or at least not the usual grey shade and she certainly has pearls)
you can't really tell gender from looks,since mutation females rae brightly coloured as well
this bird still confuses me because he does not have a whistley chirp, but a harsh one like a female but he also tries to copy tunes in chirps rather than whistles so no idea whats going on with this bird to be honest!
Awwwwww! Seeing your beautiful little birdie makes me want to get one even worse now! I had one when I was little, but I would stick pencils and toys in the cage since I didn't know any better, and we ended up having to give her away. (Now that I think about it though, I think ours was a male XD We named him Rosy lol)
I looked up the difference between males and females. It says:
"Pearls --are dimorphic after their first molt. Pearls are gray, brownish or yellow, birds with speckled white markings that look like pearls. Male birds will lose their pearl markings, usually after their first molt. After the first molt males will have yellow or white faces. Female birds will have faces that are gray or brownish. "
I would suggest breeder all the way! since i have only had problems lately with pet stores (selling my sick rats and telling me milkshake and kes were both female when it turns out milkshake is a boy) plus its way cheaper to buy from a breeder this gal here cost me £17.50 we offered the guy to keep the change to make it a straight £20 and he refused.
not to mention if your bird turns out to be sick or unhealthy breeders always garentee you cans witch the bird or bring it back (plus nothing beats walking in to an aviary)
also if you don't want a bird right away you can ask a breeder to hand tame your bird from a young age so it is used to people plus you get many more colour choices from a breeder without the more expensive price tag.
though I live in the UK so i don't know how much good it would be to tell you the name of the breeder i bought from XD
Thank you so much! I got a baby guinea pig from a petstore a while ago and she ended up dying less than a year after we got her. I know they are two completely different animals(I mean, one's fat, the other can fly.)
After hearing about what happened with Milkshake and Kes, I really don't trust pet stores that much. I do have a problem though. I don't think there are any aviaries in the U.S...
yeah pet stores tend not to care where there animals come from...
but there should be plenty of bird breeders in the US!
just search online for them in your local area or go into a local pet store (one you can trust/one that does not sell live animals) and ask if they can give you any numbers thats how I got on the path to finding a breeder!
yeah, the breeder as telling me he sells his birds to pet stores and they often tack 10-20 pound on to the asking price,
So if you go to a breeder you will give you a much better deal, that and you can ask them to tame a bird from a young age so its friendly sadly I didn't have this option since my bird was a birthday gift overdue I simply chose from youngsters that were ready, but having tamed birds before its not such a big deal :3 (even if this moody one currently hates me)
When I have space, I'm planning to get a Green Cheek Conure or a Cockatiel; the petstore I go to hand rears them and they're VERY cuddly, which is worth the extra money... But GCC are like... £140 if I remember correctly. ene