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Does frostbite effect a rooster's virility?

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I have read on several different threads that frostbite can effect a rooster's virility/ fertility.  But I don't know why or if it is a temporary thing.  I could see how the pain of frostbite could put him off doing his roosterly duty.  I have tried to research it here on BYC but haven't found any answers yet.

 

The reason that I am asking is because the rooster I planned on using with my project breed suffered severe frostbite to his comb and wattles.  The tarp came off during a very bitter cold, windy night.  His wattles have finally healed up nicely (after almost 2 months!).  He has lost all of the tips/spikes on his comb in one area and I expect the rest to fall off as well.  Otherwise, he seems fine.  So what I need to know is if this has effected his ability to cover hens& fertilize the eggs.  To my mind, it doesn't seem like it should effect that at all, but I know there are many things that I don't know or understand, so I am asking all the experts out there that have more knowledge & experience than me.

 

Thanks for helping me find the answer to this question.


Edited by karenerwin - 2/13/16 at 10:14am
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I haven't heard of it affecting his virility he should work just fine for your girls.

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