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Visiting "Bird Man" a local Peafowl breeder *picks*

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MinxFox, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I refer to him as bird man, but really his name is Gwen. Oh and just a little side note: I am not receiving e-mails right now because it says my password is incorrect or something so if I don't reply much if you leave a comment it is because I am not getting the e-mails saying I got replies.[​IMG] Hopefully I will be able to get it fixed.

    We didn't go to buy anything, just to visit. I also wanted to take some photos. Gwen said it was okay for me to take the photos.[​IMG] Really he didn't seem to have as many peafowl like he normally has. He said he has really been selling birds recently so that is probably why we didn't see many.
    I hope you don't mind if I show a few other kinds of birds than just peafowl. The majority of the photos are of peafowl though.

    We decided to buy some bread for Gwen. He told us last time if we wanted to bring his birds a treat then we could get them some bread. My dad went to the day old bread store and bought a huge bag full of bread and we gave it to Gwen and he threw a few pieces out. Here is a picture of some of the birds gathering around for bread and Gwen with the bag.
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    He has several small runs with small birds. My two favorite ones were these to male birds, one is a Lady Amherst pheasant and the other is a Reeve's pheasant. Also there are some other birds in the picture like quail and all kinds of stuff.
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    I don't know much about Reeve's so I don't know how long their tail is on average but this guy seemed to have a pretty long tail.
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    Also this guy was perhaps the friendliest bird in a pen that I met. He stood right up at the fence standing still so I could get a good photograph. This was the best photo of the day. I think last time I visited Bird Man I hand fed this male some lettuce.
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    There were a few pens of Crested Firebacks and I was trying to find the pen with the male that walks up to you and "talks" to you. I always think he is just so cute but all of them walked to the opposite side of the pen when I walked by. Maybe he was camera shy?
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    Here is a random corner of two pens. Bird Man had 2 or three nice new peafowl pens that I was admiring, but I couldn't get a good photo of them.
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    Some pretty turkeys. Just about all of Gwen's turkey hens are very curious and friendly. This female was walking up to the fence to look at me but I didn't get a better picture of her because I was really there to photograph the peafowl.
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    Next door to the turkeys was a new pen with Gwen's cameo blackshoulders. He used to have them in the back so seeing them more up front was a surprise.
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    Near the cameo pen I noticed that Gwen got a new pied peacock since I bought his only pied peacock, Dragon. We told him that Dragon was killed. I felt bad that after buying his only pied peacock in our care Dragon was killed by a raccoon.
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    The winner for the biggest train was a blackshoulder peacock. I this might be the same peacock that fence fights with Gwen's Javanese peacock. Gwen said blackshoulders are his favorite.
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    Now it is time for Javas! Gwen has a pair of Javanese peafowl that he has had for a while and I don't think he has ever gotten chicks from them. He said this breeding season he didn't get any eggs from the hen but he is hopping that next breeding season he will get something from them. I hope so too they are really pretty. I wouldn't say these birds are spooky. They are not nearly as spooky as some of his other birds or the young peachicks. They pace a little when you are close to them. The hen paces more than the male but every now and then they would stop and stare at me. I forgot how hard it is to take good pictures of a bird that won't stand still! I was just wondering, these are Javas right? They look like it to me and they look nice. I was happy to see that the male is no longer walking funny from fence fighting so much with the blackshoulder. Bird Man put up some blinds to keep them from seeing each other. He has the Javas next to his duck pond.
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    Anyways we had a good trip visiting Gwen and his birds!
     
  2. Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those are really neat pictures, thanks for sharing!
     
  3. What did he have for sale? You need to hook a fellow Pensacolian up!
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    This is one of the people I gave you the phone number and adress for. He sells India blues, whites, and blackshoulders but I don't think he has any blackshoulder hens for sale. He also sells different kinds of chickens and other pheasants and maybe even ducks. I will re-send you his info.
     
  5. Thanks!

    I got your message. I will try him again. Your inbox is full by the way.
     
  6. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for those great photos!!!! i really enjoyed them and what a nice setup Gwen has. Boy get lots of good idea on here. I love it! all automatic waterers too. nice. Such nice birds.
     
  7. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep he has a great setup and he always keeps everything nice and clean. I don't think I have ever seen a lot of feathers in one of his pens. He keeps them all nice and clean.

    Thanks AugeredIn I will go delete some of my messages.[​IMG]
     
  8. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds! Wish I had a local "Bird Man" in my area!
     
  9. Resolution

    Resolution Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a cool dude.
     

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