Re: Finch behaviour (Peafowl)

Subject: Re: Finch behaviour (Peafowl)
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 09:17:26 +1100

I've had Peafowl for some 18 months now and have yet the privilege of seeing them indulge in this behaviour.  

My female has just hatched a brood.  The young are absolutely amazing.  They hatch with primary feathers about 3cm long and by the end of the second day the primaries have reached the point where they are pretty much fully emerged.  I recall last year that they were flying well by the second week (possibly in their first week).  I guess if you evolve with tigers this might not be a bad strategy!

At the moment the female is spending a lot of time trying to discourage the interest of her remaining male youngster from last year (we sold the others).  I think he's wearing her down as this morning I noticed a couple of the peachicks between his legs without drawing a negative response from mother.


David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
Department of Environment & Conservation
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo  NSW  2830
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