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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peacockfarmer1, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    north MS
    how old is a peacock when he is no longer fertile or how long should they be kept as a breeding cock??

    what age are they the most fertile

  2. connerhills

    connerhills Songster

    Aug 15, 2009
    It is hard to say ,, a peacock can live well into his years 10-20- and some much longer and most (most) will be fertile at least to some amount.. If you have a male in with 5-6 hens will be different than one in with only 1 hen.. Many time a male with numerous hens will still pick out just a few of them to breed to and the other peahens eggs appear to not be fertile and the reason is NOT the males fertility. The best way to tell is a one on one breeding. Many males are used as breeder and are 20 yrs old or more. Their life is going to depend on their environment and care, most dont live to be old, the oldest will be free range birds with a lot of room to roam. The can start being fertile at 2yrs as a rule and most untill the day that they die . The length to keep them depends on your need for the offspring. Most fertile years would be approx. from 3 till ???? .. connerhills
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Most will be fertile at 2 yr....I have never had a 2 yr old that wasn't fertile. Had a 20 year old peacock that was still fertile. Peacock trains are at their peak at 5 years and above, 2 yr old have small trains, then 3 yr reach most , 4 few inchs longer ,5 yr reach the max. lenght.
  4. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

    Dec 22, 2009
    Northwest Ohio
    Wow a 20 year old peacock?? was he a friendly one, and have you had him most of the 20?
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes hatched him from a egg....India blue. No longer have him.

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