Are peafowl in the pheasant family?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by muscovy94, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Hey everyone I have a question. Are india blue peafowl in the pheasant family? Because i have seen pics of the different kinds of hybrids between the pheasants, such as reeves x ringneck or golden x ringneck and i wonder what a peacock x pheasant hybrid would look like. Is it even possible?
  2. birdboy15

    birdboy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2010
    Falmouth, Michigan
    Yes, peafowl (Indias, greens, and congo) are in the pheasant family. Hybrids between peafowl and other pheasants are possible.

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