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Old 03-12-2009, 03:03 AM   #2
Shadera
Quaker, as in Quaker parrots/monk parakeets?

Yes, the only way to tell for sure (other than seeing it lay eggs) whether you have a male or female is a simple DNA test. Quakers are not sexually dimorphic. Your vet can do it, or you can even do it yourself by either clipping a toenail a bit too short for a blood sample, or you can send in freshly pulled feathers. It's fairly cheap to do. Here's a good company to use:
http://www.avianbiotech.com/