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Hoow old....?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by jackrooster, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Songster

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    How old are male peacocks before they start breeding the hens?? and how old are peahens before the start laying eggs?
     
  2. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Songster 7 Years

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    males are 2 years when they start breeding but will get a big train at 3
    some females lay at 1 year but usually are not fertile unless mature male is present
     
  3. jackrooster

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    Quote:sooo they will get a ful train this year is they will be going on 2
     
  4. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Songster 7 Years

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    no at two they have a small tail with few eye feathers
     
  5. jackrooster

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    Quote:My bad i ment they will be going on 3 this summer...
     
  6. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Songster 7 Years

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    yeah then they are fully mature and their trains will be long
     

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