February 16, 2024

A Special Time of Year for My Peafowl

And just like that, my peacocks have grown back their lustrous covert tail feathers signaling the start of a very special time of year - breeding season.

From February until early August, the peacocks display their stunning and iridescent tail feathers, strut back and forth shaking their hindquarters to produce a rattling sound, and make loud calls to the females. Once the season is over, the males shed their plumes in a process called molting and regrow them longer and fuller the following year. My peafowl thrive in a large enclosure just outside my stable. I visit these beautiful birds every day. I love calling out to them and waiting for their energetic responses. They are all doing exceptionally well and remain active, curious, and very vocal.

Here are some of the latest photos of my peafowl, enjoy.