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Can any species of bird change gender after hatching? I was told that orange weaver finches can change gender and was unsure if that was possible.


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I don't believe it is possible for any birds (or other higher vertebrates) to change gender. Many weaver finches are gregarious and polygonous so there may be some confusion regarding behavior. Orange weaver finches are common cage birds and I think if any gender change had been observed it would be well documented, but I am not familiar with cage birds.

J. Elliott


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