Is this correct

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by adriano, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi can someone please explain to me the process behind say a Reeve Pheasant hen one year old and others pheasants egg laying in general.

    Is this correct pheasants lay eggs before any mating takes place and these eggs are infertile etc. And how long does this last for if she is alone.

    After the first batch the cock may start mating with the hen and any eggs after this could be fertile.

    Is there any indication of knowing that they have mated without actually seen them at it.


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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    With most phesants, the males will start breeding the hens before most start laying. Sometimes the hens do start laying early. Eggs layed after they breed should be fertile.

    This happen with chicken,peafowl ,quail and etc. also.

    Hens can be fertile up to 3 weeks after the male is removed.
     
  3. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Deerman.
     

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