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

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    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

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

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