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Re: DYH Mating

Posted by Michael L on 1/16/06
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    On 1/16/06, Richard wrote:
    > After mating, how soon does the female lay her first egg?
    > Thanks
    > Richard


    Richard,

    A standard textbook answer would be anywhere from as soon as
    a week up to several weeks.
    But keep in mind that the act of breeding does not guarantee
    that you will have eggs. Not all matings end in a clutch of
    eggs.
    There are birds that will actively breed and never produce an
    egg.
    Also, because you cannot be sure that when you saw them
    breeding was the first time, you could have an egg in a day
    or two, if they had started breeding sooner an you did not
    witness it.

    Michael L