I purchased a pb Royal Palm hen for my Royal Palm tom. She is a year old and has already hatched out a clutch of eggs. When I went to pick her up I was told she had been accidentally bred by a Eastern Wild turkey. They are not native here. The wild tom had flown onto her property and she is not sure from where. He was still hanging around when I picked up my turkey. He was impressive and beautiful! However..I'm not sure what this means. I know that the hen holds the sperm in her oviduct for up to 4 weeks. She is home now and with our Royal Palm tom. She has laid 6 eggs so far. Can one egg be fertilized by more than one toms sperm? I read somewhere on here that it takes 1 mating per egg..is that true?
Will she allow him to mate her if she has already been mated. I have seen him try but I haven't seen it actually happen..although I am not watching all the time =)
Is it likely she will have some crosses and some pb? All crosses?
Can someone explain all of this to me or post some links?