Re: Beautiful Baby Camelot Macaw
Posted by Xavier on 6/02/07
I'm not knocking him at all. I've used him myself, for the similar purposes that you have!
I think he's great at what he does, and super person, to boot! BUT, somebdy else here, is
basing her reputation on his in a misleading way, which is highly and intentionally
> Xavier, I'm not intereste in Macaws, hybrid or otherwise. I'm responding to
> your "impression" of Dr. Scott McDonald and the services he provides.
> There are many of us breeders who are not "cheap" and don't rely on him for actual
> medical services whatsoever. What we "cheap" breeders do use him for is his ability to
> offer surgical sexing. I can't speak for everyone, but I have an avian vet that I use
> locally and couldn't live without, who provides me with the labs, stains and general
> medical care, etc. that I need for my flock.
> There are some of us "cheap" breeders that like to offer our potential clients the
> ability to know the gender of the bird that they are purchasing. Actually, with me, no
> bird leaves my aviary without being surgically sexed and tattooed, or DNA tested by Avian
> Biotech when Dr. McDonald is not around.
> When you have large quantities of babies to sex, $10-15 dollars is a lot less expensive
> than $20 a pop from the labs.
> Again, I'm not questioning what some breeders might call an exam, but please know that
> Dr. McDonald provides an invaluable service to many of us "cheap" breeders.