I would like to know how do you see the difference between a zebra stallion and mare?
The farm that I am hunting on does not allow hunting female species from August - December for mating reasons.
Help would really really be appreciated.
Hell Dox, i would look very closely....:uptosome:
Personally, if i was unsure and did not want to make a mistake i would ask the farm owner or hunting guide / tracker to accompany me for verification before the shot.
Here is something interesting:
African Wildlife: Facts on Zebra
Show the Zebra a 'Playboy Playmate'..if you get stomped on,it's a female..!
Check out this post for using Zebra genitalia to differentiate between sexes: Judging Zebra
Jerome you are too good...
blending the AH into the zebra stripes..
If you don't have a direct view on the genitals:
Since zebras are a kind of horse, one can judge the gender by the size of the neck: stallions have a more muscular neck.
But I think you need some experience for this, same as determining a blue wildebeest's gender by the base of the horns...
So the best advice will be that of fhm3006: let your PH decide.
I studied phots ect. before i went. I simply found it impossible to tell the difference. When some came stampeding in to the water hole the PH had to tell me second from the left. The stallions sex organs are just to well hidden.
Thanx for all the tips I really appreciate it
quick tips! If the herd is running away from predators, the stallion always hangs at the back of the group. If you whistle loud enough he'll stop to see whats up! When you look at the side on view, the female's stomach really tucks up into the hind quarters pronouncedly! The males is much more of a flatter stomach. So she looks more pot bellied than him. Using the old 'thicker neck', 'thinner black stripe under the tail' etc ways can be dangerous! From 200m away it's too difficult to judge on that premise... what if there's a male group without any females?!
Jerome you are good!
Yes the females are very often with foal. Look at the build of the animal. The stalions are usually a bit broader in the neck. I would not go out with out a PH. If he makes the mistake then so be it!
You are paying for 1:1 hunt, that means one hunter to one guide. Look at the first animal and the last animal. They are usually the old guys. The little younger animals have better skins as they do not fight so much.