Curious minds wanna know~ or mine, LOL- How many peafowl do you own?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by wannabchick, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    I wanna know.... others may too

    How many peafowl do you own at this very moment? and are you a breeder? or not??
    how many did you think you were gonna have? and how many do you have now?

    My curiosity so wants to know

    For instance I wanted a month or so ago.. One peacock!!, then thought.. oh my goodness I have to give it a mate so that would put me at two..

    then thought, wow~ I dont want to wait for them to be 3 years to see that gorgeous display. Let me get another, oh heck if I am getting another let me just order 3 more. So my thought of just one peacock... last month- turned into 4 peafowl

    Two males and two females, and Nope I am not breeder and really dont plan on breeding. But, if they breed .... I am looking forward to keeping two more/ another male and female- and I want one all white male, and whatever the sweetest female ends up being..hehehe

    So dish..... what about you???
  2. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2010
    First let me say that in my opinion (coming from a mammal aspect here) if you have a male + female together and produce offspring that means you are a breeder.

    So with that said:

    I started out with a pair of India blue pied yearlings last spring. I was content with just those two. Fall brought me to looking into the "lancaster farmer" and browsing through all the ads of various animals. I found a breeder advertising some "rare" colors who was downsizing due to health issues. Called him with all intentions of getting a pair of midnight yearlings he had for sale. Ended up bringing home a BS midnight breeding quad. They were penned next to a Bronze breeding quad, that I really wanted to add as well... but these were my fiances birds as he always wanted I let him get his midnights he wanted.

    So I am now at 6 peafowl. I am itching to get my hands on a Bronze trio, and grab another pied or white peahen to put with my pied pair.

    As I have males and females together, that will eventually produce offspring I consider myself a 'breeder". However, I don't consider myself a professional breeder, merely a very small "hobby" breeder who may have chicks for sale from time to time.
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  4. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:Thank you for sharing.. well, when I think breeder- I think someone who may have offspring for profit.. I have lots of dogs and if they happen to mate/ and thiers babies.. I am still not a breeder of dogs.. but.. then again.. guess I am now..hehehe

    thanks for the story,

    and I so here ya about bronze, I am even thinking..MNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.. a bronze ... no.. stop.. me, stop me!! hehehe
  5. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:Thanks Steve... and yep.. like a margarita.. no I cant have one, gimme another.. winkity wink
  6. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2010
    Until last year we had around 70 breeder Peafowl we have sold almost all our breeders and only have 20 breeders left with a few eggs in the incubator.

    Purple Pied White Eyed
    Spalding Purple (split B/S)
    7/8 Spalding Pied
    Spalding White
    Green Spalding
    India Blue Blackshoulder (free range)
  7. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    Valparaiso, IN
    We have 15 adults in 5 pens of five different colors. I do not consider us breeders but more hobbyists. If I sell babies or eggs it is only to pay for expenses. I think of a breeder as someone who makes a living o profit from their birds.
  8. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    We have two pair, the girls are IB split white & the boys are bronze and silver pied. They aren't old enough to breed yet so can't say we are breeders, altho next year maybe we will be.
  9. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    I have 5 peafowl now. 3 adult peahens and 2 yearlings which I think are a male and female. They are fun to watch and hopefully when they are old enough I'll get a few more babies. I'm looking around town for a mature male but no luck yet. Such pretty birds. I get distracted and just stand watching them every time I go by the pen. On a trip to the fair my son saw a golden pheasant and he decided that he HAS to have one to show in 4H so now we have 5 tiny pheasant chicks. They are a pair of Chinese ringnecks and 3 silver pheasants 2 girls and a boy. We will be getting some goldens after the eggs hatch at the breeders. Can't wait! I think I'm addicted to fowls [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I am owned by 7 peas and am hoping to be owned by 6 more IB pied chicks this breeding season [​IMG]
    Thats all i want .

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