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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:37 pm 
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I have a peacock and peahen, bought together.
I recently saw a nice peacock and almost bought him, but I thought I would ask the question here in the forum: how many boys and how many girls can I have? do they fight. is there an optimum number.
my current lot are subletting the chicken coop, but we are two weeks away from peacock palace being completed. it will be 6m x 3m and about 4m tall. with roosting facilities, nesting areas, sand bathing, and food and drink outlets. 5 star accommodation. :-D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:43 pm 
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Hi CountryLilly
i think that a male can have more than 1 female but that there is friction if a female has more than 1 male. i am happy to be told that is wrong and will probably go buy some if i am incorrect as they are beautiful looking lads.

so currently do you have 1 of each?
did you get some photos?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:13 pm 
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Yes some males will fight to the death if a second male is introduced. You can have several females to accompany one male. However if you run more than about four hens, fertility of some hens might drop.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:56 pm 
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I unfortunately in a mad moment said Andrew and Susan and it has stuck.
so cringeworthy.

we have had these two about three months now.
they were slightly bigger than my chickens and have doubled in size.
I wanted the other male because his blue color was stunning and covered him.
does their color change much as they get older?
I was hoping for more blue. :?: :-(


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:18 pm 
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Yup the blue one is a yearling male. He'll colour up a lot more by this time next year.

The greenish one is a hen.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:20 pm 
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This male is worth much more money than a straight blue From this mating you will have a good chance of getting white peacocks.Do not buy.get another male.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:23 pm 
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Macl ... That looks like a straight blue to me. What makes you think he's pied?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:45 pm 
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andrewschooks wrote:
Macl ... That looks like a straight blue to me. What makes you think he's pied?


I don't know there is something about it.I have a male that looked like this as a young one and he developed white as he matured.but hey may be wrong time will tell. :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:58 am 
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thank you all so much for your advice.
I will not go back and buy the other male.
I was dazzled by the color of that boy and he was in a cage far too small for him.
the last foot and a half of his tail was destroyed and I felt sorry for him.
I wanted to rescue him


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:55 pm 
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if you hear of another girl then it would be great to get him and give him a partner.

i don't think Susan and Andrew are silly or strange names as we have donkeys called Susie and Phill.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:36 pm 
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Maybe Andrew Peacock's next lady friend could be Shirlie?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:09 am 
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Yes the Andrew Peacock connection does tickle, but I am slightly embarrassed that I couldn't be more original. LOL


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