Username:   Password:   
   
   -- All views and opinions expressed in this forum belong to individual UPA members and are not necessarily those of the UPA nor the Board of Directors.--
Index  FAQ  Search  Memberlist  Usergroups  Profile  Register
 Log in to check your private messages
  Tail growth??
Jump to:    
  Post new topic   Reply to topic The United Peafowl Association - www.peafowl.org Forum Index » Breeding and Genetics     
Author Message
rgdlljames
UPA MEMBER
UPA MEMBER


Joined: 20 Jun 2011
Posts: 84
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:35 am Reply with quote

Hi Everyone. I have what may be a silly question.....My boys over 2 years old (they are both about 4) have their tails almost fully grown already. Is this normal? Last summer they lost their tails in May and June. Aren't they supposed to lose them in Sept/Oct? I live in northern Michigan. Any thoughts?
Thank you!! Smile


_________________
15 chickens, 13 peafowl, 4 red golden pheasant, 2 horses, 1 pony, 7 goats. 2 cats and 1 dog. Happy family. Smile
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Arbor



Joined: 14 Feb 2011
Posts: 58
Location: Niagara Canada
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:42 pm Reply with quote

They look impressive! I live in southern ontario, and most of my males' trains are about 2/3 to 3/4 grown. Tail growth seems to be affected by light levels as well (at least I know that tail loss is as I had a Cameo BS loose his entire train within 2 weeks of bringing him into the barn in early September.
View user's profile Send private message
D C T
UPA Forum Moderator
UPA Forum Moderator


Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 908
Location: Georgia, USA
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:32 pm Reply with quote

Those are WAY ahead of my peacocks in Georgia.
But each peacock has his own scedule and will sometimes change it
just to confuse their humans Razz
One year my younger white spalding, Shasta, dropped his train in May
while Everest kept his until October.
But my female in male plumage (four foot train) is moulting on female
schedule so that I keep having to pick up her perfectly formed
"peacock" feathers in the middle of the winter

_________________
friendly poultry orthopedist
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Jeanna
UPA MEMBER
UPA MEMBER


Joined: 06 Nov 2007
Posts: 298
Location: Indiana
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:00 pm Reply with quote

Our males are just about in full train in southern Indiana.
And we have been getting a few eggs every PM for about 5 days.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
  Post new topic   Reply to topic The United Peafowl Association - www.peafowl.org Forum Index » Breeding and Genetics     

    

  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
 

phpBB skin developed by: John Olson
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group