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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:44 pm Reply with quote

These are photos of wild India blues from rural INDIA. The photos were taken by club member DANNY POTENTE of NEW YORK on his last trip to the country. NOTICE the length of the leg on these birds. THE REAL THING. GEORGE
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:44 pm Reply with quote

Wow, I love how tall they are. How come most domestic India Blues here in the US are short?! Is shortess a domant gene? My mom doesn't like the tall birds, but I just love them! Very Happy

It would be cool to go to India and see wild peafowl and get ideas to landscape more like it looks like in India so you could make a mini India for your own peafowl.

Hmm, I just would love to have tall India Blues.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:52 am Reply with quote

Have always drooled over wild blues. I even think they rival greens in beauty.

Along the long legs they also have thicker crests, hard feathering- their train feathers are all straight, no sagging during display, the white lines on face are crisper and not broken up by the eye.

Simple domestication changes animals. Shorter legs, heavier bodies etc.. Possiblly shortness is good for domestic blues, helps handle cold better?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:59 pm Reply with quote

Ahh, that would make sence. Well the wild ones certainly are the best. With birds of course I am sure food helps too in making them have really pretty feathers. The wild ones probably are very pretty because they get all the wild food and everything they need to eat to be healthy.

My parents said the long legs probably help with running away from preditors (like tigers). Then I thought that it also helps them see over tall grass and shrubs. I guess the domestic ones don't have to deal with that stuff as much, so they just adapted and became short and stuff. I wonder if you have peafowl free range for a while if their ofspring will eventually be taller and much tougher? I guess it could happen...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:41 pm Reply with quote

Wow, amazing how the length of the legs makes the bird look so much prettier!

I wish I had a tree like that bird was in. Wink
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