DOC rangers weighing an albatross chick

Introduction

See a graph showing the average weight for both male and female albatross chicks.

We use DNA testing to determine the sex of the chicks. Size, weight and temperament of the chick can be used at around 80 days of age as male chicks usually become heavier and larger than female chicks at that stage.

The following graph below shows the average weight for both male and female albatross chicks compared with the 2018/19 Royal Cam chick Karere, and the 2020 Royalcam chick Atawhai.

Royal cam chick weight graph - 2019 and 2020 chicks

The following graph below shows the average weight of male and female chicks compared with the weight of previous Royal Cam chicks: Moana (2016), Tūmanako (2017) and Amīria (2018).

Royal cam chick weight graph - 2016 to 2018 chicks

Note: There are times when we are unable to weigh the Royal Cam chick, so these sections have just been averaged out.

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