Pea Eggs?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by ILuvsChicks, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. ILuvsChicks

    ILuvsChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    How old does a Peahens need to be to start laying? Do all Peacocks have the little ringy things on the end of there tail feathers. I have what I believe to be two hens. Don't know there age, but we've had them about 6 months. They were already grown to full size then. They say in a pen for the time. So they are not hiding eggs.
     
  2. ILuvsChicks

    ILuvsChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Guess I should add, They are the blue ones.[​IMG]
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    You will be getting no eggs from them hun , those are pretty 2014 hatched boys [​IMG] you got a couple years to find them some hens, you get some young hens this year and in a couple years you could have some eggs.
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  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    This is what a india blue peahen looks like
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    a blue hen and 2 white hens
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  5. ILuvsChicks

    ILuvsChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    So those are males?
    They don't have to have the ringy circle pattern on the ends of there tails?
     
  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] Be patient, they will get those little ringy thingies in a couple of years.
     
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  7. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    They usually get their first big train at three years of age. At two years old, they may get a few eye feathers.

    The tail is actually what is underneath all of those pretty, long feathers. The tail helps hold up the train when the peacock displays. The long feathers are called the train. They are tail coverts.

    The ringy circles are called eye feathers. Some other feathers that make up the peacock's train are sword feathers and butterfly feathers (the long V shaped end feathers).

    India Blue peahens have a green neck, and India Blue peacocks have a blue neck.

    The long feathers on top of their head are referred to as a crest.
     
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  8. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ¿?¿? ... ZaZouse , ..... your peahen has green blood ! ... look like ... something like a spalding peahen !
    His hat is green / blue .... the blue peahen have a brown hat!
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]could be but without DNA testing i could not tell for sure i started out with 3 different bloodline and all my hens are colored like this except the pied hens, i figured it was their diet.
    You seem to see green in many folks peafowl on facebook [​IMG] as do other folks on there [​IMG]
     
  10. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zaz I went out and looked at my ib hens and he is right. All my girls have brown heads. :)

    Tried to take a pic but they were not cooperating.
     
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