Most friendly breed of peahen?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Sire12, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Sire12

    Sire12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planning on incubating some eggs soon and would like to add in some peafowl, I can't keep peacocks here they would be way too loud in the summer but I know someone who owns a farm and can take any boys that hatch then il keep the girls, is there any particular breed that are more sociable with humans? And also can't fly very well when wing clipped, thanks, will also have brahmas and australorp hens so there won't be any issue of a peahen trampling on smaller choocks
     
  2. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all peahens are still very loud not as loud as a male but still much louder then a rooster(chicken). And second there are no real breeds there are three different species Indian, green, and Congo. Indian is by far the least expensive and most hardy and they come in 15 different known colors wich are pigment mutations not breeds.

    If you are going to get some eggs or birds I would say get Indian blues they are the best and most common starting off birds.
     
  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not keep peas if noise is a concern. Even the females honk pretty loudly just not as much as the males do. As for tameness it comes down to the individual bird. I have had some of my birds for almost ten years and they still don't like people whereas others I got last year are very friendly. It's a toss up.
     
  4. Sire12

    Sire12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks for the info guys, I didn't know peahens were noisier than hens :( that would definately be an issue, oh well maybe some day
     

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