Re: Are Senegals Dimorphic?
Posted by Kathy's Klutches on 1/12/05
On 1/12/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 1/12/05, Kathy's Klutches wrote:
>> Now another "?". My friend has a male that is supposed to be a
>> proven breeder she was given, in a will, when a woman passed
>> away. He is missing some toes. I don't know how many. My friend
>> tells me that doesn't matter. She has lots of breeding
>> experience. I was told they can't get a good grip & the eggs
>> will be infertile. I don't want to hurt her feelings but....I
>> don't want to go through setting them up side by side, for who
>> knows how long, then putting them together to bond, then ending
>> up with all infertile eggs. I would like this to be a one time
>> deal. Get a proven male that has all his toes. What do you
>> think? Could he make fertile eggs?
> It really depends upon the bird. Missing toes are not usually a
> cause for concern. There are one legged birds that have been
> good breeders, especially if it's the male.
> You could put two birds together with all of their toes and still
> get infertile eggs. Just ask me!
> Michael L
Your right...I have a number of those pairs myself :). I just had
heard not to get any males missing toes when I got into breeding.
It stuck with me as a rule when I was looking to buy a breeder. I
just wish I had more info on this bird. My gut feeling is to pass
on this one. I'm not in a hurry to set this one up. I'm sure I'll
run across another male sometime.