a reply to: TheRedneck
I have no idea where you'd get them state side !
I know there are a few breeders here in Scotland , and of course you get the ones in India !
pea foul are apparently really difficult to raise from Chic to adult due to their nesting and chic rearing methods
as they dont build a nest in a tree, the pea hens rear their young in ground based nests hidden in underbrush and teach them to feed for themselves
rather than feeding them !
My mum and dad had to put the pea hen and her chics into the poly tunnel and make sure it was sealed so the foxes didnt eat them as my mum had already
lost the oldest male and the oldest female to the fox and last years chics were all lost to bad weather !
This year out of 5 eggs only two hatched , one died and the only one male survived.
Ive read that you need at least 3 females to one male , so my mum is going to go and purchase more females for the group.
I have a few pics on my instagram but I cant link them here obviously I'll see if I can save the images from there and attach them here.
Interestingly enough , Peacocks have unique feathers and they differ from most birds in that they dont actually present their feather colours through
pigmentation like other animals , but their feathers are made from tiny photonic crystals which refract and reflect light, so they are essentially
Making their plumage some of the best nature has to offer !
Here are two images my dad took recently of the larger two males displaying as its nearly mating season and the dance of the feather eyes begins
the two of them will fight each other on a daily basis , and often it comes to scratching each other with their hind claws!
I will see if I can get a video of them in combat
edit on 9-4-2018 by sapien82 because: (no reason given)