How long can they hold semen?

9farmgirl9

Songster
8 Years
May 1, 2011
318
0
109
Jasper, Mo
How long can...........

1. Chickens:
2. Guineas:
3. Ducks:
4. Turkeys:
5. Geese:
6. Pheasants:
7. Peafowl:
8. Pigeons:
9. Doves:
10. Quail:

hold sperm/semen from a male?

I think chickens hold it for 10 days and turkeys for 30 or thats what we learned in AG class but from looking on here im not sure now, some ere saying 30 days, 3 weeks, 3 months?
 

Anianna

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
959
15
143
N/E of Richmond, VA
I would suggest contacting your local extension office for that information or check materials from the many university experiment stations. A lot of them are online and post materials that are free to peruse.
 

philter4

Songster
8 Years
Apr 3, 2011
207
14
101
Placerville CA
Quote:I don't know about all birds, but I read in one of my Pheasants of the World books that grey jungle fowl have the longest sperm retention of the commonly kept pheasant species, a single mating can fertilize a wild hen for a whole season. Just to be clear, that is usually only 6 to 8 eggs, but the time frame can be several months between clutches of eggs.
 

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