Do you think one male will dominate over others and be unable to breed

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by SuperPeacockman, May 13, 2011.

  1. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Songster

    881
    12
    159
    Sep 1, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    I want get a pair of silver pieds and a pair of purple peafowl to put in white the white yearling I already have. My question is do you think one of the males will dominate over the others and be the only one to breed or breed way more than the other males?
     
  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

    4,111
    299
    296
    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    The other males could still get a chance to mate, but the peahens will pick out the nicest looking male from the group and only or mainly mate with him.

    There was a study done on free-range peafowl at the LA arboretum and the studies showed that there were only a few peacocks out of a huge majority that matted more than once, and many didn't even get to mate. The peahens walk around and look at all the peacocks then mate with the one they like the looks of best.[​IMG]
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Songster

    881
    12
    159
    Sep 1, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    Well there will only be two or three males so I dont no how much of a problem that would be.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by