Tag Archives: peahen

Androgynous Baby

7 Dec

Look who’s getting big!

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The peachick is alost too big to fit beneath mom’s wing anymore.

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I still don’t know if the chick is a boy or a girl.  There are no bright blue/green feathers like daddy yet, but they don’t show up until they are a year old.

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For now, the little one looks like mom, but who knows what next summer will bring about.

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I honestly would prefer another hen.  I already have to two males, and I don’t know why they get along.  I’d be afraid that the adults would pick on a teenage little guy.  After all, that’s how Blue Gryphon came to me.  The dominant male chased him off.

Peafowl Family

8 Sep

Look!  The whole family!

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We also have another hen that hatched one little chick, but I haven’t been able to get a picture yet.  That mom is keeping her new little one tucked safely beneath her most of the time yet.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday.

Surprise Babies

17 Jul

I knew I had a peahen sitting on a nest, but I wasn’t expecting them to hatch yet.  I guess I lost a week in Iowa City.  Anyhow, a couple days ago, I saw she had two babies with her.

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They are doing well.  She’s even taking them outside.

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They did lose mom, but someone had the idea to go over the 2×6 to get to her.  The first one made it no problems, but the second one didn’t fare so well.

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Don’t worry.  The family was all together again after the baby picked him/herself up and tried it again.

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It’s been a long time since we’ve had any peachicks make it to adulthood.  Hopefully, these two will do it.