Java Fertility

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by EyeKeyYou, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. EyeKeyYou

    EyeKeyYou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gerald you might be able to answer this.
    I bought a Java peacock that had lost toes on one foot I assume to frostbite but it does not seem to affect him at all. I bought him because he looked and is in good shape otherwise to breed some 50% spaulding hens I accidentally got as eggs. These hens are highly fertile and incredible layers. 100% fertility when i had my white male with them. Put him in there, no fights, but also 0% fertile eggs. (Threw at least 60 away) He is friendly and not freaked out by the move, saw him display plenty but never saw him try anything with any hen. He was moved in May so a little late. Is this common to greens and what to do? My blues are not like that at all if moved they are breeding within the hour.
     
  2. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too young !
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably something Gerald will probably know but I still feel like taking a crack at it and I'm sure this question will come up, do you know how old the peacock is? If not does he at least have a complete train?
     
  4. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rule of thumb with 2yr old Green roosters, is is they can talk the talk but cant walk the walk. Their mechanics are usually not ready. We dont even take a chance on 2yr olds, they must be 3+yrs for us to use. Now with IB roosters at 2 yrs of age, no issue they can do it might not be the highest fertility rate but, he'll get better. I hope I helped.

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  5. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also forgot to elaborate about a rooster with bad toes. It really depends on his age and how bad they are curled. I must caution you, the reason I mentioned his age is because a peacock will crawl on top of the ready hen and will grab a tuft of feathers on her nape for balance and then he locks his feet onto her wing and he uses his wings for balance from the ground. A young rooster with bad toes for many years can in most cases accomplish a trade with little issues. Its when the said rooster get older and being a green he should start to show signs of age and arthritis at around 12-15yrs of age, green peafowl do not live as long as IBs which they're only good for 25 maybe 30yrs. I hope this helps,[​IMG].

    Gerald Barker
     
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  6. EyeKeyYou

    EyeKeyYou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe he is 8yrs old
     
  7. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would wait til next year. My IB male I only saw breed my IB hen once or twice throughout breeding season. My White male I see him breeding almost once or twice every week. So it's kind of different from male to male as well. Hopefully he breeds next year.
     
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  8. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many males are in the aviary ? Surface of the aviary?
     
  9. EyeKeyYou

    EyeKeyYou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 male, 3 4yr old females, 550sqft. How long does it take for a Java male to get acclimated.
     
  10. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is from my personal observations and experiences concerning Green peafowl by far not text book, here we go. Greens are very peculiar as for acclimation thats a tough question to answer. It really depends on how pure or how high the % of green blood they really have. I would expect an absolute pure green or of imported bloodline to be almost suicidal when moved around and once they have been handled, it could take a long time until anyone gets near them. There are some that have tamed their birds down but, this must be accomplished at a young age and green roosters will put a hurtin' on you if they become a "bottle baby" meaning they lose the fear of humans. Ive got a man fighter here that has put many a scar on me this year. Lets talk about the hens while we are on the subject, during the season green hens can get very obsessive with their rooster and most will run or beat on the lesser hens to keep them away from that rooster and thats why you rarely see more than a trio together in a pen. Rule of thumb with greens is to position the birds you want together in the fall of the previous year and monitor them as breeding season approaches. We have birds here that I am around every day and they still hit the roof daily when I approach and if its a stranger, forget it. I will pm you our phone number and FB page for you to have and call anytime if help is needed. I hope I answered your questions.

    Gerald Barker
     
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