What can you tell me about these Peafowl?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by DragonEggs, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    My boss is thinking about buying these guys. The lady is asking $80 for both and THINKS they are a pair (she thinks the blue is male and the white is female). IDK peafowl very well and was hoping for n experts opinion and advice on these guys. She said they are 7 months old but I have read it could take a couple of years before the male gets his eye feathers. How long till a female starts laying? How can I sex them otherwise? What do they eat? Will they stay on her grounds and not fly off or does she have to keep them contained? She has a pen with 4 geese in it she was thinking about housing them with but there are wild peafowl in the area that call frequently and I was afraid they might respond to the calls and run off. Also what other kinds of accomodations do they need? (EG: Housing?)

    THANKS!!!!

    Oh and here is the CL ad: http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/grd/1911772950.html
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Looks like 2 felmales. Male IB will have barring on the back. Don't know if that BS is Spaulding or not. (Spaulding means crossed with Green Peafowl) i would keep them contained, especially if their are wild peafowl around, if not for just a few months, then again during breeding season April-Aug. Male will get eye feathers, noticed the second year. Females mostly lay second year as well, but their are always exceptions. Ours eat a mix of gamebird feed, wild bird seeds, dog food as treats, fruits, berries, grasses, some veggies - they can be picky. For their size they don't eat as much as you think. I would not house them with waterfowl or chickens. Diseases can be transferred from different species easily, and peafowl & pheasants can be very sensitive. They need the largest area you can give them, remember that train gets 6ft long...... and they like to roost high.
     
  3. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both hens.
     
  4. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    Jen, are you stalking my threads?

    LoL, JK. Thanks for the info guys. I'll let my boss know. Doubt she'll want them if its 2 females but we'll see!
     
  5. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    They'd also need to be penned if there are wild peafowl away from her grounds.... It's always a gamble whether free ranging peafowl will stay or go no matter how long you've had them.

    Also, $100 (or 80 like you say) for the pair is fairly decent pricing, and the males are pretty easy to find typically. A lot of times if you house a male with hens for a while and then set him out to free range but keep the hens penned, he won't be going anywhere. So it might be worth it in the end to get these two first.
     
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  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    WOW that would be a RARE BIRD a female PEACOCK. [​IMG]

    Just as rare as a HEN ROOSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Quote:He he.... yep it would, LOL.....[​IMG]



    Like stated above, that is a fair price, and lone males are easier to find. [​IMG]
     
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