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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by jvls1942, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    I was under the impression that peafowl do not reproduce until they are two years old..

    Today I was told that they have to befive years old..

    what is the real age ?
     
  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 years, sometimes hens are fertile at 1 year.
     
  3. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it depends on what kind of peafowl you have. From what I've read, the blue species breeds earlier than the green species, and the spaldings are somewhere in the middle.

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  5. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    I have a 1 1/2 year old India Blue peacock..
    and a 2 month old chick that I hatched . I don't have a clue what breed nor what sex that one is.. someone broought me eggs from, a 3rd party, to hatch, i hatched 6 and kept one for my trouble..

    I am 69 years old.. i don't want to wait too long.. LOL I don't even buy green bananas anymore..

    .........jiminwisc..........
     
  6. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Based on the higher price for greens, I'd suspect that the one you hatched is most likely of the blue species. I don't think most breeders would let eggs from green peafowl out of their sight -- unless they were sold.

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