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Bengalese sexing

Posted: 01 Sep 2019, 16:23
by Laurie
Any tips on sexing Bengalese please?

Re: Bengalese sexing

Posted: 01 Sep 2019, 17:40
by Shane Gowland
Hi Laurie, Bengalese are very hard to sex just by looking at them. Keep an eye on which ones are singing and hopping about—those are the males.

Re: Bengalese sexing

Posted: 01 Sep 2019, 20:30
by Craig52
Other than Shanes comment check under the bottom mandible where it meets the feathers. In males it is ( , in hens it is V shape and the bill is usually narrower than the cock bird.

Re: Bengalese sexing

Posted: 02 Sep 2019, 11:12
by noah.till
I have been taught the art of 'vent sexing' of birds, which is very handy, especially for double bars
Hold the bird on its back and put your finger on its ventral region, males in the area usually have a bump, whereas the females are flat
If you look also, in cock birds the vent is closer to the tail, whereas the females is closer to their legs
It a bit of an art to learn, but once you get the hang of it nothing can stop you
Thanks
Noah Till

Re: Bengalese sexing

Posted: 02 Sep 2019, 18:39
by Laurie
Thanks guys. Appreciate you help.

Re: Bengalese sexing

Posted: 02 Sep 2019, 20:20
by finchbreeder
The bump in the cocks can be nothing more than the hen if they are out of condition though. Just did my canaries, and Mr always frisky has no bump to speak of. And he is a proven cock.
LML

Re: Bengalese sexing

Posted: 02 Sep 2019, 20:42
by noah.till
finchbreeder wrote: ↑
02 Sep 2019, 20:20
The bump in the cocks can be nothing more than the hen if they are out of condition though. Just did my canaries, and Mr always frisky has no bump to speak of. And he is a proven cock.
LML
Only young birds I do it with for that reason
Thanks
Noah Till