The Indian Peafowl are the most vibrant in color and the most common. Who has never seen a peacock with his tail spread as in the photo above and not stood in awe at it's magnificant beauty. This display is to attract the Peahens (females), but it certainly catches the eye of all who are fortuante enough to see it. This variety of peafowl is the national birds of India. This variety is also considered sacred and has acclimated to living right in populated areas. Due to not being harrassed by humans, this bird has become quite tame.
There are many sub-species of Peafowl derived from crossing the most common three known species. These species are the Indian, the Green, and the Congo. These birds actually come in about one hundred eighty five (185) color varieties. Peafowl are long living birds with many birds living to be about 50 years old. The Indian variety are quite hardy, but the Green variety does not tolerate cold very well. These birds have complex color genetics. Breeders have applied these genetics to selective breeding, thus developing the numerouse colors of peafowl.
are not recognized by the
American Poultry Association.
Peafowl fall into the Exotic Class
Breeders With Peafowl:
Mr. Jeff Smith
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