Roo breeding

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

  1. thedeacon

    thedeacon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    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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