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Application of a sex identification technique in juvenile ostriches and its potential application in Botswana

  • 2002
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 32
O.M. Mine, M.E. Mochakana, T. Mpapho, D.T.M. Motlhanka and P. Kgwatalala Page: 160 - 163

Sexing ostrich chicks and juveniles before the dimorphous appearance of the plumage that starts at 14 months of age is proving difficult and cumbersome for Botswana farmers. This problem delays early selection of birds for breeding and trading. It also…

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