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Image1AnjL
Feb 18, 2010 1:38 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Hey all come tell us all about your Peafowl
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImagePeafowlanjl
Feb 22, 2010 3:14 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Gate (Rochester) WA
I have been raising Peafowl for 8 years or so now. My Peafowl family consists of 1 India Blue Peacock (Jem) and 3 Peahens (Precious, Topaz & no name yet); 2 Black Shouldered Peacocks (no names yet) and 2 Peahens (Opal & Princess).

Some day I would love to have white Peafowl. I don't believe any other breeds can survive here, though I know someone not far from here was thinking of giving Purple's a try. Blinking

I have learned a fair bit on raising all types of fowl (quail, pheasant, chicken); however, could definitely learn more. The quail are now gone. I kept a few chickens and the Peafowl.

Lovely watch dogs, that they are! And their 'bark' is quite ~ uh, SHRILLING. I certainly know the train / car is coming now! Rolling on the floor laughing
Cheryl ~ Pea
Peafowl Haven
Image1AnjL
Feb 22, 2010 3:20 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Rolling on the floor laughing yes, their 'bark' can be a little terrifiying to a city gal like me! Blinking
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
Imagekenboy
Feb 23, 2010 6:29 PM CST
Name: kenboy
Big Sandy TX zone 8
Peafowlanjl, all of the peafowl that you have listed are all the same breed, ( India Blue). They are just different colors and color patterns of the India Blue. The color India Blue is called Wild Type India Blue. Black Shoulder is not a color but a color pattern. I do not know your zone but know it is probably not lower than 8, which is not cold at all for most peafowl. I have many friends in far north that have peafowl with no problem.

The only other breed of peafowl you will find in circulation is the Green peafowl, with three subspecies. The Greens have a harder time in cold climates than Blues but not much. The rarest of the peafowl is the Congo and most peafowl breeders will live there whole life and never see one. They are very different than the other two breeds.

Here is a Java Green;

Thumbnail by kenboy

Image1AnjL
Feb 23, 2010 6:31 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
beautiful pic kenboy!
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
Imagekenboy
Feb 23, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Name: kenboy
Big Sandy TX zone 8
Here is the Congo;

Thumbnail by kenboy

Image1AnjL
Feb 23, 2010 7:20 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
okay.. I gotta ask...what kind of camera are you using? your pix are fabulous!
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImagePeafowlanjl
Feb 24, 2010 12:26 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Gate (Rochester) WA
Thanks Kenboy! The UPA site lists them as breeds, I thought. Knew the Java Greens would have a hard time here. Or that's what I have been told.

So, basically all the color variations come from the India Blues? Or have the Java Greens been cross bred also? Hummmm Wonder how the purples came to be?? That definitely explains why my hen seems to have black shouldered hens and 'India Blue' males.

Thinking I will have more questions for you in the future. Please come back to visit *Blush*

Love your fowl. That Conga sure has a gorgeous head! Believe I chatted with you before regarding Peafowl. Have you been raising them long? I am still learning, though I have been 'fakeing' knowing what I am doing for years now. lol
Cheryl ~ Pea
Peafowl Haven
ImageSonoita
Mar 11, 2010 2:54 PM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
Anyone getting any eggs yet? My new mating enclosures should be done by next week. That will take a lot of stress off me trying to figure out if anyone is laying out in the open.
Be the person your pet(s) believes you to be.
Image1AnjL
Mar 11, 2010 3:41 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Hi Bridgette, will you post pictures of the mating enclosures?

I have a dumb-I-dont-know-anything question *Blush* the peafowl that are at our local farm are free range, free roaming. I know they are doing their mating dance stuff right now. If they are laying eggs and setting, approx when should I start looking for babies? also... I know peahen are very protective of their youngsters, is it likely that they will keep the babies hidden from the public for a long time?
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
Image1AnjL
Mar 12, 2010 1:27 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that Cheryl is still around, she's just in a bit of pain right now and cant type much. She is reading the threads though and hopes to be back on here chatting away real soon Smiling
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImageSonoita
Mar 12, 2010 11:53 AM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
They usually lay a clutch of 3-10 eggs before they start setting, they lay 1 egg every three days. They set for 28-30 days before the babies hatch; the babies are quite fragile the first 24-48 hours. I have little experience with hens hatching out their own eggs. Last year I left 3 under one hen, she abandoned the nest after the first hatched. The second was 1/3 out of it's she and very cold, but alive, and the 3rd chick was peeping. BAD MOTHER!!!!! Needless to say I took her 2 abandoned eggs/peeps.
Be the person your pet(s) believes you to be.
Image1AnjL
Mar 12, 2010 11:59 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
ah, I go back to the farm today and will be asking lots n lots of questions from the naturalist who's there today. She is the Peafowl naturalist, but very young gal. Hoping she actually knows if the flock there are setting and where I might look for babies LOL!

many times when I go visit there, I know more about the farm than they do Sad they are great with the public, but they are college student and most were never around animals before, so know only what they were taught the first day on the job Sad
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImageSonoita
Mar 12, 2010 12:08 PM CST
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
This is a university farm? Agriculture students?
Be the person your pet(s) believes you to be.
Image1AnjL
Mar 12, 2010 12:17 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Not a university farm, its a historic farm that was sold to the city when the last family member died. So it is run (er, run down?!) by city and county officials. 22 years ago when I first started visiting it was a wonderful place that was busy with people every day. they had an old general store that sold only what would have been sold in the 1800's paper dolls, wooden toys, sun bonnets, hand made quilts etc. Store is gone now :( They also raised pigs, horses, chickens, etc. They now buy piglets already weaned and sell them at the end of the year. they dont raise horses and the kids are no longer allowed to feed the chickens Sad

At least they can still feed all the other animals, and the sheep and lambs are allowed to breed. Its just heartbreaking to see such wonderful learning environment for the kids go down hill Sad here's a link to the farm website, but most of their photos and content are from years ago. They now cater to huge parties and not so much to historical things http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ardenwood#activities
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
lakesidecallas
Mar 14, 2010 4:57 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
That's sad about the farm.
Image1AnjL
Mar 14, 2010 1:53 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
yes Sad DGS and I were there on Friday and again we were the absolute only people in the park, other than the limited number of staff Sad I told them I want to do a blog on the baby animals here on cubits, then link it to my local facebook account and maybe some of my local friends will start taking their kids there again.
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
lakesidecallas
Mar 14, 2010 7:52 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
You stumped me- God son?
Image1AnjL
Mar 14, 2010 8:47 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Susan sorry bout that! DGS is Dear Grandson Smiling no way am I gonna type out all that if I dont have to! Rolling on the floor laughing
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
lakesidecallas
Mar 14, 2010 9:11 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
aug, I should have figured that out. You look too young!

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