Peacocks?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Ghostbelly, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want to get some peacocks so i have a few questions, how much do they cost? where do you get them? can they be trained? if not trained are they mean? thanks for your answer and i love peacocks [​IMG]
     
  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Prices vary a lot...They vary by age, variety, area you live in, etc. What age are you thinking about? Mainly they are in the 100 dollar range for adults and lower for younger birds. They can be trained...You can train them to fly onto your arm and things like that but mainly if you buy an adult peafowl from someone the most you can get it to do is eat out of your hand. I have one that I can pet but that is because he imprinted on me when he hatched out. Peafowl are not mean though. They are very nice birds and they are very curious. They always like to check out what you are doing. When I plant something in my peafowl pen they all have to come jump in the hole and peck around and peck at the shovel and everything. Here is a photo of Peep, the peacock that imprinted on me.
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    You can get peafowl from a lot of places! I got my first peafowl from the zoo...Here is a good link for some breeders in the US:
    http://www.peafowl.org/breeders.htm

    Also take some time to think about a variety you might want...There are around 225 varieties of peafowl so you have a lot to chose from. Some varieties are blackshoulders, pieds, whites, purples, India blue, peach, cameo, white eyed (eye feathers have white spots), Bronze, etc.
     
  3. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want to get young one, how small are hatchlings? i mostly want a typical peacock but the one for the lowest price is best.
    i really would want one that is as big as 4 week old chicks.
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Then you probably want an India blue. They are the classic peafowl, they are beautiful, and the are the easiest to find and also to find for cheap. If you want a hatchling you will need to wait for this spring and summer time. Peafowl only lay eggs in the spring and summer. I am not sure exactly how much hatchlings go for...I normally get adults or yearlings so I am not exactly sure about the price for the peachicks.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I started with the India Blues when I started off and was very new to peas. I would agree with MinxFox.
     
  6. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how big are yearlings i don't have a problem with waiting though
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    My Coop

    Two of my yearlings weighed at least 4kg at 12 months of age.
     
  8. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how big compared to a chicken?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    About the size of a Rhode Island Rooster.
     
  10. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thats a good size are peacock chicks bigger than normal chicks?
     

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