my peacock had 41 train feathers pulled out will he still breed?

KWAK

Songster
10 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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Michigan
he is new here and is my only male...

a few days a go he flew over me when i opened the door to feed him (around 9am) i followed him and attempted to catch him several times befor he flew onto a building... after 3 or 4 hours he flew off and i couldnt find him... after a few more hors i found him in a pine tree but when i went to grab him he flew!!! i jumped and tried grabbing him befor he went to high and grabbed his tail by accident
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he lost 41 eye feathers...


will the female still breed with him?
 

Choctaw Valley Farm

Songster
10 Years
Jan 16, 2010
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The males don't have to have a tail to breed just be old enough (so, yes he will still breed the hen). A friend of mine cuts all the tails off of his White males to sell to a taxidermist and he still uses the birds for breeders.

Steve
 
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KWAK

Songster
10 Years
Feb 2, 2009
1,002
4
171
Michigan
than why do they display? i thought that the female chose the males to mate with by the tail feathers?
 

KWAK

Songster
10 Years
Feb 2, 2009
1,002
4
171
Michigan
than why do they display? i thought that the female chose the males to mate with by the tail feathers?
 

deerman

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Yes he will still breed, and be fertile. Now a peacock that drops his train in the fall(molt) will not be fertile.

His feather should grow back in about 8 weeks.


Yes a peahen does chose the peacock , but if he is the only one, then she will pick him...
 

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