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Pluckers - Male Or Female??
« on: December 19, 2012, 06:16:52 PM »

Good Evening Everyone :welcome:

I often sit here wondering how many of our pluckers are CONFIRMED male or female......

If everyone could confirm in this thread whether their plucking birdies are male or female.

So that we get an idea of whether it's more females than males or vice versa, I would only like confirmed sexes in this thread. That would be confirmed either via a DNA test or egg laying.

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Bertie - DNA Female = PLUCKER

Lady - Confirmed Female = PLUCKER

Ruby - Confirmed Female = PLUCKER
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Re: Pluckers - Male Or Female??
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 06:24:54 PM »

 Tim -egg laying female as plucked since about 6yrs old  & is 26yrs old in September  Started when the hormones  kicked in but comes 99% right in the summer for a while
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 06:47:03 PM »

Peach DNA female
Coco confirmed female
I spoke with the vet today and he said its more common in females x
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Re: Pluckers - Male Or Female??
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 11:49:30 AM »

 :thumbsup: this is a interesting one to follow soo . i have one breeding female she plucks herself so thats

1 female plucker dna sexed egg laying hen'
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Re: Pluckers - Male Or Female??
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 02:24:06 PM »

Yeah I think this thread will help a lot of people who are thinking about getting a parrot, and whether to choose a male or female if of course they get the choice :thumbsup:
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Re: Pluckers - Male Or Female??
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 03:12:52 PM »

I am sure Rachel definitley  said our soon to be poppy is DNA sexed as female, and she of course is a gorgeous little plucker xxx
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Re: Pluckers - Male Or Female??
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 08:37:49 PM »

Penny is a plucker and she's DNA'd female.

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 09:40:49 PM »

I am sure Rachel definitley  said our soon to be poppy is DNA sexed as female, and she of course is a gorgeous little plucker xxx

Yes she is DNA'd a girly ( and gorgeous at that ) xx


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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 11:14:59 PM »

I am sure Rachel definitley  said our soon to be poppy is DNA sexed as female, and she of course is a gorgeous little plucker xxx

Yes she is DNA'd a girly ( and gorgeous at that ) xx

Thought so Rach :) and yes she's a beautiful birdie...so that's 6 girlies up to now Soo...will be interesting to see if anybody posts about a male plucker xxx

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Re: Pluckers - Male Or Female??
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2012, 11:20:50 AM »

 To me this is one of best & most interesting posts that been put on this forum this year  :thumbsup:& its a shame  more people  who own pluckers havent replied to it
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2012, 07:05:23 PM »

Thanks for your replies guys :thumbsup: :ty

Thank you Dave, that's a lovely comment :cheekkiss:

THERE MUST BE SOMEONE WITH A MALE PLUCKER OUT THERE :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I wanted to put this thread up because it is interesting, but also to see the results.

So far we can clearly see that the pluckers so far are FEMALE, so we can clearly see the impact of keeping female parrots as pets has a massive impact on them and their raging hormones, even through no fault of our own.

I have always said, that you could give a parrot the best of life, the best diet, the best toys, the longest out of cage time, the most attention etc etc, and it could still end up plucking......

Plucking takes it toll on all of us and our birdies, and for those that have babies that become plucking adults, usually blames ourselves, or think that our parrots are not happy, which isn't always the case.

At the moment your replies show that females have a tendency to pluck, this is probably because of their natural instinct to mate and reproduce, and when they can't, their hormones start raging and they start plucking or worse.

Grey's are more sensitive birds, therefore are more prone to plucking, same as Macaw's and Too's also.

There are of course other factors that can cause plucking, toxicity, poor diet, illness, or disease, but these sometimes are not the cause.

What I want out of this thread is for people to understand plucking, but not be put off by it.

Some pluckers need accepting, others need treatment to help control their hormones for their own well being.

Whether we have male or female pluckers, we just need to gain an understanding, from there, we can then move forward with our pluckers :thumbsup:

So far, we just have a load raging hormonal females :doh: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2012, 09:41:42 PM »

  Irene said she  will never forget the first time Tim showed hormonal tendencies :nono: . Tim  was about 6 yrs old  :secret:Irene came in with her mam looked in the cage & there was no Tim  to be seen  :panic: :panic: Then she noticed a slight bump in the newspaper  on the cage floor  :secret:She called Tims name & nothing happened  :cry2:. At that she thought Tim was dead under the paper :cry2:. She dare not lift it to see . Tim sat like that until Irene put her hand on top of the newspaper . Then Tim bolted out :haha: . We honestly didnt know why she did it  :nono:. Then the hormonal plucking started chest, legs, tops of the wings & we still didnt know what was happening  :nono:. In those days there was no parrot forums  :nono: This  behaviour carried off all winter then in the spring she grew her feathers back so we thought the central heating  must have caused it  :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:  That was nearly 20 yrs ago now its just that were a lot wiser now :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 12:02:15 PM »

i have to agree with dave it is a very interesting post and it is a shame that more people havent joined in , come on you lot dont be shy
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2012, 02:00:42 PM »

well lola is a girl and she hasnt plucked   YET !!!!    i think pablo is a girl and he hasnt plucked yet .

But Bill is a male and has a baldy head so i think he must have plucked   :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2013, 02:12:09 PM »

My Oscar is DNA test Male, he barbers his feathers. Although just lately he has stopped on since he's had his own bedroom. Xx
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2013, 03:51:07 PM »

My Dave DNA male barbered his feathers previous to livin with me
He fully feathered now and hasn't done it since his move :thumbsup:
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Re: Pluckers - Male Or Female??
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2013, 11:44:40 AM »

Another Boy, Willow don't think sex comes in to it, more character traits my Boy loves to please anyone(Well his stomach) think it boils down to being stress bunnies. Hickory pleases no one but her self.

Just been chatting about Willow to the vet I really think clicker training helped but less so him more so us! As it let us focus on the preening I'm sure all of us do it and don't realise just how much these guys read. When they pluck our body language must change I'm sure they read it, just not the way its intended though.
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2013, 08:40:27 PM »

kizzie is DNA female 4 years old lives in cage with her brother dna checked had them both from babies and i am beside myself as kizzie started plucking in august 2012,started just on her legs and under wings took her to vets who ruled out mites and diet and said her feathers were in good condition so told to have more time out but she likes her cage even though she has a play stand if she does come out she just walks around her cage or tries to get on lights(big no no lol)and she does fly,good talker but has now started on her chest  :cry2: so going back for blood tests.
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Re: Pluckers - Male Or Female??
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2013, 11:19:27 PM »

jasper i thought was male,until last summer when she started pulling out the little fluffy whites (downy feathers) and had a dna test done. at the time i put this down to my hair colour change,but it carried on months after,then she stopped doing it so much but occasionally still pulls a few out. i took her to the vets over this and he said if it gets much worse,jasper is to have blood tests (touch wood she is not so bad now) i hope this doesnt ever develop into full blown plucking  :)

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