How long can they hold semen?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by 9farmgirl9, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Songster

    May 1, 2011
    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? [​IMG]
  2. Anianna

    Anianna Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    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.
  3. philter4

    philter4 Songster

    Apr 3, 2011
    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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