Question?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by dnkfarm, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. dnkfarm

    dnkfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any way to tell the age of a Emu?
     
  2. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    once they are breeding age (3) I think it becomes rather impossible. er improbable. I assume mine are all 4ish since they started breeding last november. Chickenzoo?
     
  3. dnkfarm

    dnkfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the response! The lady I got them from said she had them 2 years and they were big when she got them. When I got them Their feathers were a lighter greyish color now they are turning a darker blackish brown? I was curious if that was a indication. I have had them since March this year. I am looking for eggs but haven't found any.[​IMG] They are male and female one booms and one growls:)
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't know a way either....... you may be able to tell a very old bird from a middle age one.... but telling an exact age or such is unknown to me. Wish they had teeth like horses....... umm... scratch that idea. [​IMG]
     
  5. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the blue color on the males necks started to really stand out this last year their first breeding season my female stayed about the same,more grey than black.
     

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