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Roo breeding

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thedeacon, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. thedeacon

    thedeacon Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Last Thanksgiving my RIR roo was attacked by my German shepherd. The roo lost all his tailfeathers but no other apparent injuries. The tailfeathers still have not grown back. I haven't seen him riding any of the hens.
    Question: Does a roo need his tailfeathers to breed?
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    No they do not need tail feathers to mate.
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    No, but he may have lost face. I mean, how can you mount a hen without tail feathers?
    He's probably the laughing stock of the henyard.

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