Peacock Presenting

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Haunted55, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it normal for male peacocks to be fanning their tail and presenting at this time of the year? I mean he hasn't got much left for feathers but he's showing what he's got. I thought they only did this in the Spring.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I'm new to peafowl, so I don't know, but three of my boys were doing it this morning. What I have noticed, and maybe someone can comment, is that my two yearling boys display way more than my three mature boys.
     
  3. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! I thought they only did this in the breeding season. Guess they didn't get the memo. funny...all of the ducks and geese are doing the same thing. Saw my first goose fight yesterday. didn't think much of it either. I hope someone with more experience will respond because i am clueless.
     
  4. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure it's normal. Babies display all year, so I think it's just in their nature to show off.
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    They do it all the time here boys and girls.My girls fan more after mating season is over.
    My ganders have turned there attention back to me sense breeding season is over, they just talk and talk to me follow me every where, i love them silly gooses.
    this was taken yesterday look at all them boys with their funky tails.

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    My cameo hen had been fanning all week, i finely had the camera with me when she started this time.
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  6. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Also, it doesn't always seem that fanning the tail/train is about trying to impress the girls.
    Sometimes they do this when they are startled, or when they're trying to intimidate someone (here they sometimes flash their trains at scrub jays to get them away from the food).
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    As shown in your avatar, lol.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I was wondering about that just yesterday... Thanks!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    My yearlings do it to everything... chickens, duck, cats, me, etc...
     

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