Question

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by dnkfarm, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. dnkfarm

    dnkfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 28, 2011
    Iva, SC
    I got 2 emu's from a local guy here. He didn't know the sex of them nor sure of the age. I've had them for almost four weeks. One of them I hear make a grunt/growl noise alot the other maybe 2x. I thought that the one might have been a female (with less noise), this one chases my female 'Quilla' and acts aggressive to her and my other female 'Sara Faye'. BUT today the one I thought might be a female tried to mount the one I was sure was a male(lots of grunting/growling noise). It didn't appear that anything happened the one on bottom jumped up. Do 2 males ever do this or does a female ever try to do the mounting? I think they are young 12-18 months.[​IMG] Thanks!
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

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  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Can you handle them at all?.. if you can then you can vent sex them
     
  4. dnkfarm

    dnkfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I can handle them..ie pet and love on but not so sure they'd go for that![​IMG]
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    well from what I have read it's pretty easy to do.. just may be a bit smelly
    but at least you would know for sure one way or another...

    of course there's also DNA testing
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    i've not tried it on older ones, but do on babies. Had a friend do it to one of the adults while I blocked them in a corner..... he was NOT thrilled.
     

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