People buy them??????????

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by laughingull, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. laughingull

    laughingull Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed a place selling 4 peacocks for over 500 bucks- do folks really pay that? Would those be some kind of special peacocks? Where I live they are feral- in large droves and though pretty, a pretty big nuisance. They are the prime pest in my vegetable garden (to get anything to grow I have to turn my garden into a reverse aviary with fencing). In fact and they nest under the bushes in my yard. We used to have less of a problem when my dog was young enough to chase them, but now no such luck and they perch on my porch and poop on the walk. Don't get me wrong- they are beautiful and I am fond of them. I am just wondering if I should grab a few and start breeding them rather than trying to chase them out [​IMG]
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I would pay 500$ for 4 if they were 2 breeding pairs AND were Pied. [​IMG]

    I purchased a 6mo old pair of Black Shouldered for 100$ and it was a great deal.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes some peacocks will sell for 500 + each
     
  4. laughingull

    laughingull Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies- I also did a bit of searching. Wow, I had no idea that they came in so many colors. I am guessing the ones we have are not among those considered particularly rare/fancy (I think we have Indian Blues). Certainly are hardy birds. The racoons don't seem to make a dent and despite that every dog I know would love to catch one - I have never seen one caught! (You should see how my stepfather has taken over my lazy old dog's job of chasing them- she watches him then expects a treat when he is done). I did have the opportunity to see them in the wild when I lived briefly in India- totally turned my appreciation of them up a notch that they live in the jungle with the big kitties.
    Anyway, when it comes down to it I probably wouldn't have the heart to try to catch the little ones up anyway, nor do I relish the idea of them sharing my chickens feed. O'well. Guess I will need another scheme to get through these economic rough times!
     
  5. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish we had feral peacocks where I live. The only thing feral I can think of is hogs. Trade you some hogs for some peacocks! LOL
     
  6. KZ

    KZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, people buy them! I actually just sold a pair of juvenile IB males for $150.00 today. I guess it depends on where you are. I am in Colorado, and we certainly do not have them running wild. Even the India Blues are unusual here. Some people around here charge more, some less - but there really are not that many folks selling Peafowl nearby.
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yes there's ruffly 185 possible color/ pattern combos in peafowl, some of which sell at $2000 per yearling pairs.
    Yes sounds like you have been looking at the IB's, they're a dime a dozen, most all the others are over $100 each some that as eggs.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:yes there's ruffly 185 possible color/ pattern combos in peafowl, some of which sell at $2000 per yearling pairs.
    Yes sounds like you have been looking at the IB's, they're a dime a dozen, most all the others are over $100 each some that as eggs.

    With the two new colors ..its like 205 possible comos now...
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:yes there's ruffly 185 possible color/ pattern combos in peafowl, some of which sell at $2000 per yearling pairs.
    Yes sounds like you have been looking at the IB's, they're a dime a dozen, most all the others are over $100 each some that as eggs.

    With the two new colors ..its like 205 possible comos now...

    Oh yeah!
    I forgot to add those in to the mix, remembered them price wise but completely forgot about them total wise.
     
  10. rtroxel

    rtroxel Chillin' With My Peeps

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