My peacocks

leannepa(Pa)May 8, 2005

the reptile vitamins are doing amazing things to their feather colors

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/sparrow1138/8cfcb3c8.jpg[/IMG]

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leannepa(Pa)

trying again

    Bookmark   May 8, 2005 at 6:16PM
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dighappy(z7 NJ)

WOW....what gorgeous color. How many do you have? Great picture by the way.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2005 at 10:49PM
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cheribelle(Z5 IA)

Hi, Leanne! That is a pretty guy. I have read Kermit's advice on feeding the reptile vitamins, but never really got it straight why feed them that instead of the bird vitamins from the same company? I use Vio-Nate, and cat food, can't complain at all about color, but want to make sure they have what they need. What difference exactly are you seeing? Sure looks like it isn't hurting him any! No eggs here yet, but the boys are strutting.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 3:56AM
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mamacotti(6)

Good Heavens Leanne!!! Is that real??? It's gorgeous! Is that a male or female?

What is their temperament like? Are they as friendly as chickens can be? Suddenly I now have a billion questions about peafowl...

how big ARE they?
what size as babies?
hard to keep?

...and I've yet to find my babydoll sheep!

Great pic...thanks for posting it. It truly does not look real. The colors are sooo vibrant, and fluorescent. Are you sure that's real? Or just a joke? Girl you better answer quick, 'cause I'm about to place an order! ;)

Suzie

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 9:45AM
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Poochella(7 WA)

Wow! Neon teal and amber- that bird belongs in Vegas!
That is the prettiest peacock I've ever seen.

(I'm tempted to start taking reptile vitamins myself LOL.)

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 12:36PM
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leannepa(Pa)

Yes it is real! Mine are very tame, I have about 15 right now, more every year, I need to sell some this year He's another shot of Junior.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 1:11PM
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dicentra(z6B)

Leanne...the head shot one is a professional photo! Very nice...thanks for posting :)

    Bookmark   May 13, 2005 at 10:10AM
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owensgirl(z8 San Marcos)

OH.MY.GOSH!!! That is one of the most awesome things I've seen! I love it. Hubby doesn't know it, but peacocks are DEFINATELY in our future!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2005 at 11:19PM
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basilmom(z5 IN)

Yes, Leanne that close up is really unbelievable!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2005 at 8:25AM
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Mommasons(WPB-FLz10)

That first picture is the most amazing photo I have seen in a long time! Very National Geographic, my dear! You could win Kodak contests with this one! Make some "bird food" money with it! If interested in selling eggs, let me know!
Awesome, just awesome! You should be proud as a .......!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2005 at 11:34PM
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sullicorbitt(z5 MA)

Stunning! what breath taking pictures! thanks so much for sharing :)

Sheila

    Bookmark   June 2, 2005 at 7:17AM
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Molineux(6b)

WOWIE KAZOWIE!!!

Poochella is right. That bird was a Vegas showgirl in a former life. What kind of Peacock is he? I remember reading somewhere that there are several domesticated types.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2005 at 5:20PM
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leannepa(Pa)

There are about 47+ color and pattern variations. Three basic species, these being India Blues, the most common. Java green are the most rare and no longer found in the wilds.
This particular bird Junior is and India Blue crossed with white, so he has white primary wing feathers.
here's another shot of just his tail, relaxed.
size? About a skinny turkey size. They moult their tails for the winters, thankfully or they would not fit in their 1/2 of our pole barn.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2005 at 7:11PM
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TRESIEG3

Are you wanting to sell any fertile hatching eggs?

    Bookmark   October 29, 2005 at 3:15PM
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leannepa(Pa)

sure, but you'd have to wait untl next Spring, about April-May. Shipping can be tricky, have had better hatch rates with pickups rather than commercial shipping.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2005 at 3:18PM
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gurley157fs(zone 7/8sc)

That first picture is beyond words. I may have to save it a frame it.

I have always wanted peacocks but I am just not set up for it right now. I think I'm having peafowl envy.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 5:48PM
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sunita(India)

I'm sooo jealous! I've always wanted to raise a few but I am not allowed to. Peacocks are originally from India but we're not allowed to raise them or keep them in enclosures. Why? because they're our National Bird!Waaaaah! :(

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 4:31AM
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leannepa(Pa)

I guess my link went bye bye, here's a valid one. Thanks for all the great compliments. I Love my birds.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 4:44PM
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leannepa(Pa)

and another of the same bird

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 4:46PM
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Pipersville_Carol(z6 Bucks PA)

Amazing! He looks happy and healthy. How do they balance with such huge tails??

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 1:15PM
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leannepa(Pa)

here's a few more, their tail are very light. I'll have to dig out a photo from the back side. it is quite ingenious how they lift up.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 5:56PM
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Pipersville_Carol(z6 Bucks PA)

Beautiful.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2007 at 3:35PM
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nat57

Hello Leann
A peahen seems to have adopted my house this past winter , plenty of food , water ,roosting areas , iam looking for a companion for her where would i look for a male in carlisle pa area ?

Thanks for any help
GE

    Bookmark   May 16, 2009 at 2:21PM
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sheeba123

Hello, I am new to peacocks, we just had 4 peachicks 2 whites and 2 brown wonder how did that happen since my peacock is indian blue!
Advice me how to feed those little ones

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 9:43PM
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