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Re: sex of my Bird

Posted by Randy on 9/19/07
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    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
    >> 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
    >> Randy
    > Randy,
    > 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?