Although the gender discrimination of jacos is estimated from some external symptoms, DNA testing or endoscopy is required for 100% accurate results. For the DNA test performed abroad, the process takes place by sending 2-3 pieces of breast or wing feather of the jacket. The cost of the test ranges from approximately 100-150 euros.
In the endoscopy procedure, besides the gender of the jacket, it provides information on age and reproduction (age, infertility, number of ovulation, etc.). Unfortunately, the inadequacy of veterinarians in our country makes it difficult to use this method.
Gender estimation with external signs is a cost-free process compared to other transactions and is performed as follows;
Female jacquards have a silvery color, especially noticeable at the tip of tail feathers up to 4-5 cm, but the tails of male jacquards are completely red. The colored melon on the cheek of the male jacquards is brighter, with a black band on the wings. In gray parrots, however, the situation is slightly different, since the determination of sex cannot be done visually. Gender discrimination can be done through DNA testing or endoscopic examination.
Male Jako Parrot Male jacquards are generally larger, known as 12-14 cm in length. Their neck is thinner than females and their heads are smaller than females. Their bodies draw an ovalish appearance, and their tail colors are completely red. Lower hairs are darker and grayer than females. There are also pointed eye patches.
Female Jako Parrots are smaller than males and are generally known to be 12 to 14 cm tall. However, their necks are longer and their heads are larger. The most prominent feature of female jackets is that their bodies are elliptical and thin. Tail feathers are red, with slight gray shades between them, while the lower feathers are lighter gray. Female Jakos have round eye patches.