Today I got a call from my mom telling me that our purple black shouldered spalding peacock had died... I was really disappointed because he was a fathers present to my dad 1.5 years ago and he just loved his peacocks. He was very upset when he found him. He was just curled up in the corner of my wyandotte pen what looked to be asleep. There we no cuts, broken bones, ruffled feathers, nothing... He always went into my wyandotte pen to chill with them so that was normal. I just have no idea why he died . My parents said he was a little more docile the past few days were you could get a little closer than usually but that was about it. I know if I was home I may have seen this as a symptom but my parents don't really know what to look for and thought he was just becoming more friendly. We have his buddy our India blue male which seems fine. I pray nothing happens to him... They both free ranged around our property with the chickens, goats, geese and pot bellied pigs. Always had food and plenty of water from our little pond and automatic waterers. Could it have possibly been a respiratory infection? Sorry for the limited information. Since I wasn't home to see him I only have what my mother told me. Also I am thinking about getting the other peacock a new buddy. I feel really bad that he is the only peacock now. Him and our purple were inseparable and I don't want him to be lonely.... Would this be in the peacocks best interest or would he be happy on his own? I would most likely get another male to accompany him because I don't want the peacocks to breed and me not be able to control it since they are free. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Here's a younger picture of him. I was so looking forward to him growing his train out... he was so pretty.