Peafowl love *pics*

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by draftiemama, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. draftiemama

    draftiemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been lucky to have not one but two peahens wander onto our property and stay here. This is the most recent hen and she is constantly *kissing* on my peacock. I've never seen that behavior with the other hens, I think she's totally into this guy, what do you guys think?


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    This is not a once in a while occurrence, it's every day...


    Do peafowl feel love?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    How sweet. She is more that smitten.
     
  3. Fowler Hencock

    Fowler Hencock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hate to burst your bubble, but she's actually eating bugs, worms, and parasites off of his face! [​IMG]






    And I'm sure he loves her for it! [​IMG]
     
  4. draftiemama

    draftiemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gee um thanks Fowler.

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    Actually I wondered about that .... but I'm sticking with the romance thing. [​IMG]
     
  5. Fowler Hencock

    Fowler Hencock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hehe, sorry!



    They do groom each other as a sign of trust. Sometimes the males (not during breeding season) and the females will groom each other as well. However, hormones change everything. I've seen males who groom each other in the offseason become non-stop battlers when their trains are full. And hens who are normally buddy-buddy will make the feathers fly when another hen comes near her nest. But, I've also seen three hens tending one nest, all at the same time. And males who fight all day long, will sleep quietly next to each other all night.


    Funny birds, these peafowl are. A lot like humans in some ways. [​IMG]
     
  6. Doctor T

    Doctor T Out Of The Brooder

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    It's really fascinating to watch them groom one another!
     
  7. neffchick

    neffchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I LOVE your pictures!
    My peahen just chases the peacock around and picks at him. It would be much nicer to see her eating his bugs [​IMG]
     
  8. suburbanchickymama

    suburbanchickymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfect pic!!! Hahaha!
     
  9. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes they are preening each other. I did have a peacock though that every time a peahen walked by he would lower his head wanting her to preen his face, so sometimes I think it is a love/attention thing...Peachicks do this face preening and peahens do this to their chicks too.
     
  10. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] That is the first thing I thought of, but if you look close in that one picture, she has her eyes closed!!!!! I bet she is de-lousing him.
     

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