Semen Viability

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Shepicca, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Shepicca

    Shepicca Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Just wondering how long peacock semen is viable in the hen? If I wanted to change males how long before I could say the offspring would be "pure" for the second male? I know in ducks and chickens it is 3 weeks, is it the same for peacocks?

  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Know 3 weeks for sure, as far as being sure when 2nd male will be the father. that would be hard. If hen was not clean out , eggs could be fertile from either male.

    First the peahen would have to pen without a male for a month or more. Remember breeding season is only 3 months. I never try changing males untill next breeding season.

    I have mine in their breeding pens first of March. My Hens don't start laying untill late April.

    That is one reason people get a odd color from a pair..the hen is carry sperm from another male.

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