Do Parrotlets need DNA testing to determine sex?

Determining the sex of a Pacific Parrotlet is rather easy and can be done without going through the process of having the Parrotlet DNA sexed. All male Parrotlets have a royal-cobalt blue coloring located on the rump (back), above the eyes, and on their wings. The female Parrotlets are solid in color. The only Parrotlet which requires DNA lab sexing and can’t be done visually are the Albino Parrotlets.

For Example: A Green Pacific Parrotlet that is solid green in color with no royal cobalt blue markings is a female (second parrotlet picture below). A Green Pacific Parrotlet with royal cobalt blue markings located on the rump, eyes, and wings would absolutely be a male Parrotlet (first parrotlet picture below).

Pacific Parrotlet: Green Male
Pacific Parrotlet: Green Female

2 thoughts on “Do Parrotlets need DNA testing to determine sex?

  1. Hi! That is an interesting post. I have parakeets, and they can be told apart by there ceres. My African Grey Parrots and my lovebirds, however, I have never gotten sexed. I saw your post on “Readomatic”. X

    • I had a male (died at 9 yrs old) and have a female (is 13 yrs old) pacific parrotlets. As the female is aging, she is getting more and more blue markings on her rump. I liken it to old ladies getting chin hairs or women losing female hormone after menopause. My female is an old lady now…she’s getting blue. LOL

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