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Old 08-31-2013, 05:17 AM
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Hi I'm still trying to get my head around this genetics thing. My normal Hen and Pineapple male have just reared 3 chicks. 2 are pineapples and one a normal green, can i sex these by this or do I need to DNA?
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:25 AM
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Re: Sexing

DNA is the only reliable way of sexing any conure. I had Peanut done and he's deffo male lol
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:27 AM
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Re: Sexing

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DNA is the only reliable way of sexing any conure. I had Peanut done and he's deffo male lol
Peanutsmum is right. Most of the time the only possible way of knowing 100% what the Green Cheeks gender is, is by DNA sexing. I thought one of the babies I'm hand-raising would be a male because of it's behaviour, turned out to be a girl haha. So yes, DNA sexing helps.. a lot.

There are sometimes GCC's whose particular colours are sex-linked, so DNA testing isn't needed. But from my experience that doesn't happen often.

My normal male and yellow-sided hen had babies (the ones i'm currently hand-raising) and I got 1 yellow-sided, 1 hi-red yellow-sided and 2 normals. Yellow-sided is female, Hi-red yellow-sided is male, youngest normal is male and eldest normal who i thought was a boy, is a girl. Just goes to show, DNA sexing helps!!! :P

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Re: Sexing

If a conure never lays eggs, does that mean it's a male - or just a female that, for whatever reason, isn't interested in making eggs?

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:18 PM
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If a conure never lays eggs, does that mean it's a male - or just a female that, for whatever reason, isn't interested in making eggs?

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It doesn't mean it's a male. No all females will lay eggs.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:53 PM
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Re: Sexing

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Hi I'm still trying to get my head around this genetics thing. My normal Hen and Pineapple male have just reared 3 chicks. 2 are pineapples and one a normal green, can i sex these by this or do I need to DNA?
Your pineapples are females and the normals are males. Males are split for pineapple.

Simple as that!
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:57 PM
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Re: Sexing

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There are sometimes GCC's whose particular colours are sex-linked, so DNA testing isn't needed. But from my experience that doesn't happen often.

My normal male and yellow-sided hen had babies (the ones i'm currently hand-raising) and I got 1 yellow-sided, 1 hi-red yellow-sided and 2 normals. Yellow-sided is female, Hi-red yellow-sided is male, youngest normal is male and eldest normal who i thought was a boy, is a girl. Just goes to show, DNA sexing helps!!! :P
Yellowside aka opaline *is* sex-linked, but if the hen is a visual opaline and you mate her to a male that is split/visual opaline (in your case, split), you have to DNA sex the chicks.

Visual sexing of the chicks in the nest only works if the mother is not carrying the same sex-linked mutation as the chicks.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:24 PM
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Re: Sexing

I have to say that genetics confuse the heck out of me! So what do you get with a Pineapple hen and a yellow-sided male?
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:29 PM
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Re: Sexing

Opaline (yellowside) offspring. Males split cinnamon. No way to visually sex offspring, either.


"Pineapple" is a combination of opaline and cinnamon.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:44 PM
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Re: Sexing

Genetics can get pretty confusing but Monica does it pretty good. I'm rustic with it but I can do it....just takes me a lot of time....I'm always too busy for that so let Monica do the genetics....

Ps. I get headaches looking at it for too long....you go Monica!
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