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New peafowl!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Went to the auction last night, and a woman had 12 young peafowl for sale. She said they hatched in April, making them about 5 months old. She said that she used to have a white male with a IB hen, so they could be crossed with white? Anyway, I got these guys for $25 each, not bad IMO!!

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    The male was trying to hide, so I didn't get a good pic of him.
     
  2. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking peahen.
     
  3. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

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  4. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    1st looks like peahen
    2nd looks like a male to me---
    please experts, chime in--want to see if I'm right or not!
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Gold star on the nose for you, TeriLaChicks. [​IMG]

    Usually blue x white crosses have some white on flights and/or chin. Don't see it in those pics.. you will find out once they're old enough to breed- 1/4 white chicks if both had a white parent.

    Be sure to worm them if not already and watch their breathing and eating..
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:They are for sure a male and female, I made sure to get one of each [​IMG]
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Watch their breathing for what exactly??
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Watch their breathing for what exactly??

    Gape worms will make it hard for them to breath.....worm with safe guard for goats 3 cc per gal of water for 3 days. Do this 30 days after the ivomec pour on.

    Yes for sure a pair. dont see split white.
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    All those birds from many different places in one place plus stress= high potential for exposure to respiratory diseases etc. A healthy bird placed next to a bird from a place that does not take care of them so well........

    Ditto for poultry shows. Good idea to quarantine all for 30 days before mixing with flock.

    Watch for raspy or labored breathing, sneezing, runny noses/eyes- especially swelling between eye and beak, if there are turkeys at auction, it is almost normal to eventually find one suffering from sinusitis- very infectious, peafowl are very susceptible to it.
     
  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yep, that's excellent advice Kev
    and Deerman too with the gape worms... seen them both in peafowl, like you said, especially at auctions.. always best to be safe on new arrivals, even if they come from top knotch breeders, I still quarentine
     

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