Originally Posted by barbiegirl
Beautiful. I tried to talk hubby into getting some peafowl and he said no way. They make too much noise. He hates the noise the guineas make and doesn't want anymore loud critters lmao. Maybe one day we will have a big piece of land without neighbors being so close and I can talk him into it
Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs
I could probably whisper and get the same effect here...
I think that's both very wise and kind to the animals.
Gorgeous! Where in PA are you? Are they noisy? That's what I've heard about them.
Just FYI, if either of you ever decide to look into Peafowl, the greens are quiet. The second picture I posted is Fred, he is a Burmese Green. Greens are not winter hardy so we keep him in a heated shed during the cold months, not very convenient, but he's gorgeous. The thing is, we cross him with blue hens to produce a hybrid known as a spalding, these spaldings are winter hardy and will hopefully be quiet like their father. The last picture is a 2013 hatch spalding, he hasn't reached maturity yet so I am not certain how vocal he will be. This site has recordings of green peafowl vocalizations so you can hear them and I would say Fred does this maybe 10 times a year.