thanks, ok I'll try to take a picture of them when they together later because the hen is sitting in the nest so i don't wanna bother her.. yes i did ask the former owner and he said that they are both homer but one pair is big and other is small.I can't tell the size of the birds from the picture, can you put them next to your homers then take a pic, so we can compare??
They look like lovely birds, where did you get them and did you ask the former owner?
They can breed and produce babies if that's what you wanted to know so that is a YES...I do have a nine year old cock and had a ten years old hen...I figure they can live longer with the good health and care for them...I pair an older cock/hen to a younger cock/hen...Works really good to me, the older one knows how to care more because he/she is experienced doing it...SOMETIMES young pairs don't do as the older stocks do...Some incidents leave/abandone the egg/s...hey does it matter if they 4 to 5 years old and you breed them?
How have they been acting? They can have as many nests as they want, but that doesn't always mean there'll be eggs right afterwards. Has the male been calling the hen to the nest, and they sit in it a lot? Usually you can tell when the hen is getting ready to lay because she spends the majority of her time sitting in the nest. And of course there's always the chance you have a pair of males, which will mate with each other and make nests obviously not laying eggs.its been 10/11 days since my first pair mated and they have their nest done a week ago but still no egg? i check every morning when i got to feed them.. i thought that the female lays the egg 8 to 9 days after mating?