Sexing all fowl, baby chicks, game birds, cage birds
Submitter: This book is still available for purchase via McMurray Hatcheries. It contains text descriptions and black and white drawings of what to look for when determining a bird’s sex. It is also peppered with little cartoons. No doubt to relieve the tension of people who have issues using a book with the word ‘sexing’ on the front. It does not include directions for caponizing (castrating male poultry) but it does assure one that it is a simple surgical procedure which isn’t hard to do once you get a Caponizing Set. Which begs the question, is there a Sexing all Fowl Volume 2: removing the genitals that you have identified? It also includes blank pages at the end for keeping ‘personal notes’.
Holly: You can buy a caponizing set? Really? Just anyone can un-sex their bird? Is that something people did in 1977, or is it still considered a basic part of owning a bird? Oh my. Bird ownership is not for me. I think I’d take Tweety to the vet and let them handle it.