On 1/11/05, Michael L wrote:
> 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
> the site.
> 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?
> Michael L