February 16, 2022

Beginning of Mating Season for My Peafowl

It’s the start of a very special time of year for the peafowl at my Bedford, New York farm - it's the beginning of breeding season.

From late February until early August, the peacocks display their stunning and iridescent tail feathers, strut back and forth shaking their feathers and hindquarters to produce a rattling sound, and make loud calls to the females. The peahens tend to choose males with the longest, most colorful tails. It’s always very interesting to watch these mating rituals up close - the "tail show" can be quite amazing. Many of you comment on how much you enjoy the posts on the animals at my farm, so I thought it was a good time to share this update on my gorgeous birds.

Enjoy these photos.