If you recall, I have two males emus 7 months old and have been looking for a female. My two boys have been vent sexed by an avian vet who's had emus for 30 years, and DNA sexed TWICE. JK Farms had two emus for sale and I had them DNA tested and they are both girls. She didn't want to split them up so I decided against taking them. They are about a month younger than mine. T Greenhut bought them. She lives in northern CA and so do I. I approached her with the thought that we could trade one emu with each other and then we would both have a pair. The pros are: 1.) We would each have a pair of almost the same age. That opportunity probably wouldn't come along again. I don't want to try to bring in a full grown, older female. It would be an even trade, no more money involved. I would even make use of some of the hundreds I spent DNA sexing emus all over northern CA! 2.) All four emus would benefit from having the full emu experience of mating and raising babies. One boy, one girl, less fighting. 3.) We could hatch or sell emu eggs if we wanted to. 4.) We each have acres for them to run and play so their living conditions would not be downgraded. 5.) I wouldn't have to watch my two boys dance with each other constantly. The cons are: 1.) I love my emus and it would be so difficult to part with one. My husband says I project human emotions on my animals. He said that because I said Stuart would miss me. But if I know emus they would probably not remember their buddy or me after a day or two. Right? Anyway, I would appreciate any input. Hubby and I are seriously leaning towards this option rather than trying to find another female for the two boys. If this is a dumb idea and you know what you are talking about, please let us know. It sounds like a win/win to me. Except for the bawling when the exchange is made.