tell me about my new bird

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by lovinlife, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was given this bird today. I know nothing about peafowl and haven't researched them much at all. Please tell me about it! Thank you!

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  2. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like an India Blue male that is around a year old.
     
  3. pbj0206

    pbj0206 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I would say so too.
     
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  4. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very cool! I was hoping for a peacock!!! Yay!

    I was told he was 4 months old, which is why he has not tail feathers. However, he's been living in a 2'x3' wire dog kennel, so his tail feathers could have broken off. He will be much happier now. [​IMG]

    I did read somewhere that it's good to keep them confined for a long time before allowing them to free range. Any advice?

    I'm so excited to have a peacock!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He won't get his long tail feathers (train) until he is 3 years old.
    Yes, if you plan on free ranging him I would keep him penned up for awhile so he knows where food and water is. I don't know the exact length of time he needs to be penned up but I will let one of the people who know more about free ranging answer that.
     
  6. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! I have no problem keeping him penned up. I have quite a few pens and he is content in this one for now. [​IMG]

    thanks for all the input!
     
  7. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
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    oh yeah I was right! I thought he was a yearling (that is what I call anything a year or less lol) I knew he didnt have all his perdy feathers yet. He will be gorgeous! Only thing about peafowl is they take FOREVER to mature lol. I am still hoping to weasel some eggs out of someone here on BYC no luck yet. Anywho, as far as free ranging, I would keep him penned atleast 2 weeks but if he's been in such a small pen for so long, keeping him where you have him for any length of time longer than that would be fine too as long as he isnt violent with the chickens and ducks.
     

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