The little guy has been with us nearly ten years now. His speech is growing all the time, and so is his talent for sheer silliness. In the past few weeks, he has taken to responding to our speaking his name by saying "me?" In a surprised voice. You can almost see his eyebrows raise. He looks around as of he's astonished that anybody else is in the room.
Rereading info on sexing birds, I asked him, So if you lay an egg, do you want us to change your name to Billie Sue, or Wilhelmina?". He had to think about that for a minute, while Phred hollered "Wilhelmina!" any laughed loudly. Then,very clearly and firmly, he said, "Bill". Not "Billie" or "Billie Sue". Just "Bill". Well, all RIGHT, then.