DNA SEXING TEST FOR THE RESCUE SWAN RESULTS ARE IN

We’ve all been hoping so much that the Young Swan would be a female and that romance, or at the least friendship, would blossom between it and Mr. Swan. The results are in and our little she is actually a he. The news is somewhat dismaying because we do not know how Mr. Swan will react once he makes a determination. Will he allow the Young Swan to continue to live at Niles in the spring or will he drive him off? Perhaps Mr. Swan, who is at least 28 years old this year, will not be as territorial as would a much younger male Mute Swan and the two will live peaceably. For now, he is in the good care of Lyn and decisions won’t need to be made for a few months.

Notice how greatly the Young Swan’s plumage has changed over the past few months. In the photo on the left, he is four months old. In the next two photos, he is approximately eight months old.

Mr. Swan and the Young Swan

 

6 thoughts on “DNA SEXING TEST FOR THE RESCUE SWAN RESULTS ARE IN

  1. Call me crazy, but I’m sure Mr. Swan knew what sex the juvenile swan was from the get go. I don’t think swans have as much difficulty identifying their sexuality as humans do.

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  2. “Mr. Swan will react once he makes a determination…” He already knew… only the humans did not. It SEEMS he was becoming aok with having another male in his territory. They MAY become life-long friends. MUCH depends upon whether The Other Swan will eventually learn to fly and take on a mate.

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