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ok now that miracle is 9 weeks old this monday i,m wondering if you can tell what she is i no she is split to pied but he colours are like a veery dark grey to almost black and some parts are black here is a pic of her
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He is adorable! And I think he's just a normal grey. :)
 

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I've seen some pretty dark normal greys that look a lot like Miracle. She's just lovely, you must be so proud of her for pulling through and growing up so well!
 

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You know, I was gonna ask a similar question about my 2 gray baby 'tiels.

One is light gray with only a bit of yellow on the head and the other one is a REALLY dark gray and has heaps of yellow on his head, so looks like one's getting the color(s) quicker than the other. :huh:

OKAY with that said, Miracle is beautiful!
 

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Allen you could try the wing spot method. Although I have heard many people say "That not reliable, I had a male that had those spots" I have never heard anyone say I had a female that didn't. So I think it's safe to say that if you do have spots all the way to the body Miracle could be a boy or a girl but if you don't Miracle is a boy
 

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It would be easier to tell if she was dry in the picture instead of wet, but she looks normal grey to me.

The wing spot method isn't terribly reliable - I had a chick with "female" spots who DNA'd male and another with "male" spots who DNA'd female. I also had 3 chicks with male spots who were indeed male and 1 with female spots who acts like a female so far. So that's an accuracy rate of two thirds at best.
 

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two thirds is pretty good! Some people swear by the pelvic bone test. That doesn't work at all for me. I tries the nut on a string test and it says of my gray batch I have three males and one female. The wing spots concur.
 
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