When should I get the long pretty eye feathers?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by muscovy94, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched my peafowl 2 summers ago and was wondering when I should expect to see a long train and eye feathers on my birds?
    Thanks.
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    My 2 year old has already gotten a great start on growing his train, my 17 month old only has a couple tiny eye feathers, i have learned from observasion that peacocks can grow a train even before the age of 2 as mine did while others may have a different outcome with their peacocks.
    I would say if you are not yet seing eye feathers he may not grow many till nexxt year.
    This is my 2 year old. he also had a train last year but not as pretty as this year.
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  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My older one didn't have any eye feathers until his 3rd year, his son is going to be two this summer (hatched July 5, 2010) and doesn't look like he has any yet so will probably have them his third year also. Other people have peacocks with eye feathers as 2 year olds, some just a few and some with nice looking trains so every bird is different.
     
  4. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:zazouse, I have always loved this picture since you posted it. It doesn't look real!
     

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