Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Can you meet with both, get a feel for their personalities, and choose from there?
The advantage to the older male is no hormonal teenage phase, no egg laying, and a set, consistent personality.
The baby is impressionable, more potential to bond quickly, but will go through a nippy teenage phase. As a female, you will have to be careful she doesn't get nesty/broody and lay eggs on you.