Semen Viability

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

  1. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
    Thanks

    Irene
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    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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