Mature Bull or Immature Bull
MUST state if bull is in Rut. It is very important to the buyer to know if the mature bull is in rut and if so, the stage of the rut.
i.e. mature bulls in rut are not suitable for the abattoir trade.
Heifer or Cow
If the camels are known to be pregnant then state how this was determined e.g. rectal examination or observed mating without return to the bull.
Obvious final stages of pregnancy must be described and in particular if the cow is about to calve with obvious udder development or vulval swelling.
If the pregnancy status is unknown then describe it as such.
CASTRATED OR SPAYED
A steer is a camel which was castrated early in life and under the age of 6 years old i.e. no erupted permanent canine teeth.
A bullock is a camel greater than 6 years old i.e. with permanent canine teeth erupted, which was castrated after sexual maturity or was a steer.
A spayed camel is a female camel which has had both ovaries removed.