Saw one of my Peacocks mating with a chicken...............

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by critters, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    one of my Cochin hens.... Can anything come of this????

    He has 3 Peahens right there available to him yet this is what
    I witnessed this morning!
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is he? my young ones mate with hens and stuffed animals too [​IMG]
     
  3. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mating will not result in a fertilized egg. The genes will not match up, and even if the egg became fertilized, the resulting offspring would not be able to survive. The peacock must be a real pervert!!! LOL
     
  4. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are walking .... so they live ! ... cross between peacock and guinea .

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  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    @jhm47 - It can result in a fertilized egg. Just look at this topic: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/777160/peacock-x-chicken-hybrid

    Here is a photo from that topic of "Twisted Sister" a peafowl X Chicken hybrid. Now, generally hybrids like these don't live for many years, maybe around 3-4, and I am sure they are sterile.
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    This is very rare of course, but possible.
     
  6. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a pervert as far as peacocks go, zaz has great photos of her males mating with all sorts of things, makes a Cochin look pretty tame. Not likely to have viable offspring, but significantly higher chance than the stuffed animals that the boys are having their way with at zaz's place
     
  7. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for sharing the pics too guys... Thought they were pretty neat!
     

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