Blind roo...still breedable?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blisschick, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I have a really nice EE roo that lost both his eyes in different fights. I've been keeping him isolated since this summer, mostly so he could adjust to not seeing without the other birds picking on him. He's done really well, and I've discovered that he can still see a little out of one eye, just enough to catch shadow movement, but not well enough to actually "see" anything. I've moved him to a bigger cage now and put a hen in with him that I've been wanting to breed him with for company. Is it still possible for him to breed with her, or will his lack of vision cause him problems mounting her?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    You'll find out. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he'll be able to figure it out, so long as she's willing! Chickens are very adaptable, I'm sure he'll be able to figure it out by touch.
     
  5. Spore

    Spore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cocks do not need their eyes to mate.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Was gonna ask.....nope, I better not. [​IMG]
     
  8. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Quote:Heh, yeah, I supposed I'll find out if he's a breast man or not! [​IMG]
     

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