June 23, 2015

A New Peafowl at the Farm

It’s a boy - peafowl, that is…
As many of you know, last autumn, I acquired four peachicks - given to me by my friend, Ilene. When they arrived at the farm, they were still quite young, so it was too early to identify the birds by sex or by breed. These characteristics are more evident after the chicks are a few months old. As it turned out, I had four peahens, and no peacock - until this past weekend, when I added a two-year old Black Shoulder Pied male to my Bedford flock. He came from Pedda Reddy, a passionate peafowl breeder and raiser in Dutchess County, New York.
Here are some photos of the new peacock, and tips on how to raise these impressive birds.