On 1/11/05, KarenH wrote:
> I was at a bird show recently and this lady had a bunch of
> "breeder" Senegals for sale, singles. She had them labeled M
> and F. I asked her if she had them surgically sexed or DNA
> sexed or if some just laid eggs. They were really cheap,
> $50 each. She said they were dimorphic and any moron could
> tell them apart if they tried. I just walked away from her
> after that because I wasn't gonna buy any anyway so I
> figured I wouldn't bother her any more. I really couldn't
> understand how someone could sell birds so cheaply if they
> had them sexed properly.
> So is it true? Are they dimorphic. I really couldn't see any
> difference in these birds.
They can be sexed visually, and it's usually accurate. But,
as in anyhing visual, there is a margin of error. Check out
Fifty dollars is a great price for a single Senegal breeder,
providing they weren't over bred. Also, if she had a lot of
them, I wonder if she knew (or cared) if they were related?