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

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KWAK, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    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 [​IMG] he lost 41 eye feathers...


    will the female still breed with him?
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not for sure if the hen will breed him [​IMG] but he will breed her even without a tail.

    Steve
     
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    so he will still mate with her?
     
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  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: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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  5. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    than why do they display? i thought that the female chose the males to mate with by the tail feathers?
     
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    than why do they display? i thought that the female chose the males to mate with by the tail feathers?
     
  7. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you only have the one MALE, Who else would she choose????
     
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  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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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...
     
  9. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:Like i said im new to peacocks.... how am i supposed to know?
     
  10. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    thanks steve and deerman [​IMG]
     

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