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All eggs laid by hens with which the peacock attempted mating were sterile. Artificial insemination was tried with 6 hens which received 49 inseminations of peacock sperm. Out of 73 eggs only two, laid by one Orpington hen, were fertilized. One hybrid chick hatched on the 25th day. The down was a...

Problemy Zhivotnovodstva, 1933, 1, pp 82-86