need help female or male ?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by kenazzo2000, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i ve got these two partridges . can anyone tell me what sex they are please ? thankyou
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    you will need to post a pic for someone to help you...... [​IMG]
     
  3. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here they are are they male or female ? please
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  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    The males have a spur the hens don't.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:whats a spur please ?
     
  6. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Females are slightly larger, and do not have a spur. (Spur- hook shaped protrusion on the backside of the bird's leg) It's too hard to tell from your pic. The one in the foreground appears larger, but maybe only because it's in the foreground....[​IMG]
     
  7. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks ill try to see tommorrow and take better pic do they have the same colour male and female ?
     
  8. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Chukar partridge... according to the link below,

    ..."There is no obvious feather color dimorphism
    in chukars. Consequently, sexing adult birds for
    the untrained eye is most difficult. However, it
    is possible to distinguish adult males from female
    by body size, shape of the head (blocky appearance
    in males) (figure 1) and presence of the
    metatarsal spur (which can be present on some
    females).
    A more reliable technique for determining
    sexes in partridges was developed by University
    of California workers who found that examining
    the genital protuberance for evidence of a
    rudimentary sex organ is about 95 percent accurate
    for determining differences in sex. In
    adult males the cone-shaped protuberance is
    usually centrally located on the cloacal fold
    (figure 2a). In females it is absent or two small
    nodules appear off-center of the mid-region of
    the fold (figure 2b). The rudimentary protuberance,
    averaging about 2.78 mm in diameter, is
    easier to see on older birds.
    "

    http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/21321e.pdf
     
  9. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i need a photo of a spur to know what i have to look for anyone got a photo of the spur please ?
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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