Guidelines for Caring for Emus print the pdf brochure Provide a Balanced Diet– A variety of feed ingredients are used in proper proportions to produce the perfect diet for emus throughout their lives. Corn, barley, milo (grain sorghum), wheat and oats are among the grains used to provide the optimal levels of dietary energy. Oilseed…

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Non-Conformational Traits Gentle pecking would be considered a positive trait, as this activity indicates curiosity, friendliness and calmness.  An exception is hard or violent pecking mischievously at the ears and eyes, etc. of the judge or participant.  This should be grounds for down grading.  Minor flare-ups of a raised neck, neck feathers and hissing toward…

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The following two printable general emu fact sheets provide a factual overview of the emu. Including anatomy, chicks, meat, eggs, feathers, leather, fat and oil. These sheets were created for teachers, but are relevant to anyone seeking more general information about emus. Facts for the Teacher, print the pdf brochure Facts for the Teacher about…

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Also see the full printable Guidelines for Sexing Emus DNA SEXING In DNA sexing the laboratory sends a sample collection kit to the farmer.  Following instructions, a blood or mature feather sample from the emu is collected and sent to a laboratory for gender identification.  The birds must be at least 4 months old for…

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