On 9/19/07, Randy wrote:
> On 9/19/07, Rick wrote:
>> On 9/19/07, Randy wrote:
>>> i have raised my bird from a egg. i had a proven pair but
>>> the male killed the female then he died of a broken heart
>>> (so the vet said) i have thought all this time i had a
>>> female moluccan now i am not sure another lady told me if
>>> she is a female she will still lay a egg it just wont be
>>> fertilized..is that true??? do i maybe have a male??? is
>>> there a way you can tell in the eyes?? pure dark/black
>>> eyes is a male?? if you can see the puple in the eye its a
>>> female?? any help would help
>>> athsnk you
>> The lady who stated to you about female birds laying eggs
>> without a mate, is very truthful. The only need for a male
>> is for fertilization. Should your female however lay an egg,
>> do not discard it as she will continue to lay another to
>> replace the one you took. Just leave it in the cage and
>> after a few weeks then take and toss it. Or you can get
>> a "dummy egg" and replace the real one with this one.
>> From my experience with our M2, he is definitely a male,
>> DNA'd, and does have the solid black beautiful eyes. From
>> reading about Cockatoos in general, they say the females
>> have a dark-brownish colored eye and not as dark as the
>> males. Maybe others here who have female cockatoos can help
>> to better clarify this for you.
>> If in doubt still, have your Cockatoo DNA'd, this will rule
>> out all doubts and give you the results you are looking for.
>> Hope this has helped you somewhat. Take care, Rick
> Rick thank you for your responce,, yes it helps somewhat but
> my q is IF she is a female will SHE automatically lay eggs??
> or do some females never lay eggs?
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