Sexing Monals

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by adriano, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. adriano

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  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing

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    If you pull a feather from under the chin,it will either grow back black for a male or white or brown for a hen.Your pics really don't give a good pic of under their chin where the sexing is shown.One pic does show a male to the far right,but the others are not visable.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. adriano

    adriano Songster

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    Hi Tony

    Which pic is that ?

    Cheers
     
  4. Tony K T

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    The first one.Do you have mosquitoes in Ireland?Mosquitoes can give impeyans west nile.If you do have them,I would build a pen made of screen so the mosquitoes can't get in.I lost about 8 birds before someone told me this.What other breeds do you raise?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. adriano

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    No we dont have mosquitoes here.
    Blue eared, Reeves, Temmnicks Tragopan,Koklass, Reds, Yellows, Lady,Elliots,Silvers, had a few others but have moved them on to make way for my other species of birds.
     
  6. abluechipstock

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    for the price of a monal, you can get them DNA tested for $20 each, not sure you have a testing center in ireland but there's a few in the usa that do it
     
  7. Tony K T

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    Wow,you can get monals for 20.00?I want 10 of them.
    In N,.H.,Tony.
     
  8. adriano

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    Yeah i often used it for testing birds that look the same all the time Turacos, Kookaburras, and my Spreo starlings.
    Its more than $20 per feather dna test here and i have 8 monal chicks so would be a bit dear.
    Thanks anyway.
     
  9. Tony K T

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    8 chicks good job.I only got 5.My grey peacock hen has laid 2 more eggs,now I'm hoping she will set again.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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