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Pinioning and breeding
Date: 17 March 2017

Our Zoo has recently received a cob Trumpeter Swan, hopefully to breed with the female pen. He has not been released into the female's pond because of inability to determine if pinioning would adversely affect the ability to mate (or possible "attractiveness" to the female - she actually would only have one choice!)

It seems like there is no problem with your mute swans.

Would this be the same situation with the Trumpeter Swan?

Thanks for your input.

Messages In This Thread

Pinioning and breeding -- Michael -- 17 March 2017
Re: Pinioning and breeding -- The Regal Swan -- 18 March 2017