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when do peacock get thier tail feathers back?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by little blue, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    when do the male peacock gets his feathers back i want to see him when he has a bigger train we have a silver pied and he is onley 1 year old so he will be 2 in the spring he dose not have a tail yes well a tiny one but i never got to see him fan out.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010

  2. Praxxus

    Praxxus In the Brooder

    Feb 2, 2010
    Mine started getting their trains at 2-3 years. Each year the trains get longer. The train feathers start apearing in the late winter. They keep the feathers until mid July. Then it's a peacock feather explosion in my yard. Long feathers EVERYWHERE.
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

    Jan 16, 2010
    Most males will not have there full train until about 3 or 4 years now I am talking about 5 and 6 ft tails, a two year old will have a nice train but not as good as the next year train.

    Males loose there tails and it is like loosing a tooth it is already coming back in before you loose it.
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    yes peacocks get the long train at 3 yr old , just a few inchs longer the next year.
    Depend on the peacock , some of mine have dropped theirs ,others still have full trains. All mine should have dropped their by end of Aug. start growing new ones fall thru winter. Full trains by end of Feb.
  5. krobin04

    krobin04 In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2010
    Lincoln County
    So- if we don't know how old our peacock is, by Feb. we can roughly gauge him by his train- under 3 or over 3 sounds like? I am thinking he looks young- like he is from this spring, so I can't wait to see him go through the winter. Maybe we will start a family pool.
  6. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

    Jan 16, 2010
    Well if he is from this spring you have two yrs to wait, a male will not be fertile until the age of two some will disagree but I have never found that miracle feed yet [​IMG]. Now real high % Spaldings and your three sub-spices of Greens will take 3 to 4 yrs before they breed.

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