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Would peafowl eggs be fertile this time of year?

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I just saw some peafowl eggs advertised and was wondering if they breed all year long or just in the warmer seasons? I just recently bought a 3 year old pair and I hatched some others last summer so I'm still new to peafowl
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My season started early last year, March 22nd. and ended in September.  I TRY to let the hens keep their last clutch, but they don't always want to set them.

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Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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NPIP # KS-412

Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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I just saw some peafowl eggs advertised and was wondering if they breed all year long or just in the warmer seasons? I just recently bought a 3 year old pair and I hatched some others last summer so I'm still new to peafowl
Depends on type and your area weather. Blues will normally start early here (Central Texas) sometimes in late Jan early Feb through Aug older hens usually will lay more clutches if you remove their eggs. Greens start late and end early depending on age also. Colder weather can delay the season as well as end it early. We have had unusually warmer weather and Im expecting eggs from my blues any day now. There are some breeders in Florida that get eggs real early so check the area they are being sold. Also, normally the hen will lay within 10-14 days after trading with a rooster so, I would guess if they have a rooster they are probably fertile.

Gerald Barker
Edited by barkerg - 1/25/16 at 5:50pm
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I just saw some peafowl eggs advertised and was wondering if they breed all year long or just in the warmer seasons? I just recently bought a 3 year old pair and I hatched some others last summer so I'm still new to peafowl

Depends on the area. Closer to the equator the earlier breeding season comes. Further away, like me in Idaho the later in the year. I got my first egg May 5th if I remember correctly. I would need to look it up. I'm thinking for me it will be earlier this year, I can feel it. Ground has been thawed out for at a couple weeks now, this is the earliest time of year my peacocks have been fanning. 


Edited by Birdrain92 - 1/26/16 at 7:42am
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I would buy eggs in the middle of the season "if" i'm going to buy eggs. I don't recommend buying eggs now, mostly they will not be fertile.

india blue w/e, purple, splading bronze, pied, silver pied and bronze black shoulder, opal w/e, opal BS silver pied,opal silver pied cameo w/e, cameo BS pied w/e, cameo BS silver pied, spaldings and muticus green

 

 

 

((Excuse my English))

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india blue w/e, purple, splading bronze, pied, silver pied and bronze black shoulder, opal w/e, opal BS silver pied,opal silver pied cameo w/e, cameo BS pied w/e, cameo BS silver pied, spaldings and muticus green

 

 

 

((Excuse my English))

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One of my boys is making is trying to mate with his girls, and all boys are staring the screaming last week.

 

-Kathy

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All my boys are displaying, honking, and I heard that mating bugle at least once. One of the free birds was trying to mate a guinea yesterday.
NPIP # KS-412

Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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NPIP # KS-412

Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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