Fertility in yearling peacocks?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bemba, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just curious if anyone has had fertile eggs from a yearling peacock before? My young pied male grew up with guineas and for the last 2 weeks he has been mating successfully with one of the Lavender pied Guinea hens. Pic of him below.
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  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that a peacock has to have an eye feather to be fertile. Not sure if that is true and where I heard that, but I think if they don't have eye feathers than they won't be fertile. Not sure though.

    Is he the only peacock or can he see other peacocks? Sometimes I think young peacocks mature faster if they are the only peacock.

    I think some people have had their peacocks be fertile as yearlings, but also I think those peacocks looked very mature for their age.
     
  3. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I've heard that about the eye feathers.... I do have other adult boys around. Will just have to wait and see, would love some hybrids.
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't you already have some guinea hybrids Bemba?
    My males hump stuffed animals then each other rather successfully LOL

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  5. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow Ummm just wow [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    The peahen is probably rolling her eyes...
     
  7. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, x2. Wow.

    Did somebody happen to leave a stuffed toy around, or did you give it to the Peas as a boredom buster?
     
  8. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Last year I had 3 young males do this. Chirpie jumped on top of Opie and a few seconds later Mojo jumped on top of Chirpie while he was still on Opie. Even if I'd had a camera I was too dumbfounded to have thought of taking a picture. It was quite a balancing act. I have since sold Mojo, so now it's just Chirpie and Opie...... so they can have all the fun they want.
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    well it was in the brooder and because it was so dirty i gave it to the dogs and the peas decided they wanted to play leap frog with it, i never can get a photo of the 3rd one on top cause as soon as i raise my camera they would fall off [​IMG]
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