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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:03 pm Reply with quote

On the last Sunday, 10/26/2014 I used the sunny autumn weather just make some pictures of my green peafowl. When I then looked at the pictures on the PC I realized when I was viewing these pictures again how beautiful they are and even if they are in the middle of the molting season.
Unfortunately, you get used to it time by time and sometimes you are not aware anymore what jewels you have.

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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:55 pm Reply with quote

This hen was the first chick which I bred in 2013 from the in 2011 imported green peafowl from Thailand. On the pictures she is 16 month old. The strong legs she has got from her father.
I love the dark yellow, nearly orange area in her face. This is as we can see it on many pictures from wild birds.







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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:28 am Reply with quote

Here are some actual pictures of the offspring from 2014. The males are between 7.5 and 8.5 months old and the young hen (last picture) is 5.5 months old.





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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:39 am Reply with quote

The breeding season 2015, starts very early!

Last Monday, the 23.02.2015, when I went in the evening though my barns, I found for my surprise the first green peafowl egg. Despite the fact that the winter is still going on and the animals were not out in the aviaries for six weeks.

I observed already the last 2.5 weeks that some of the hens have started to change the yellow colour in the face, which is normally an identical sign that they will start laying soon (but I couldn’t believe it really).

One day later (24.02.2015) I had the chance to let them out for some hours into the aviaries and then there was really something going on. The males had a matting race and you could hear their callings all the time.

Let’s see what the new breeding season will bring us.
I wish all much success.
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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:35 am Reply with quote

Impressions from the mating season

These are pictures of my imported males I've made with cloudy sky on the last Saturday (28.02.2015).


































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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:14 am Reply with quote

Three snapshots form yesterday evening.

I saw our “Cäsar” on the perch and I had to make three pictures. He was shining over the whole back and wing covers. Due to this, he forced me to make some pictures of him.





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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:43 pm Reply with quote

Stunning birds & beautiful photography, thanks for sharing !!
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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:18 pm Reply with quote

The first chicks 2015 are hatched. On the pictures, they are appr. 6 hours old.
The breeding season can continuo in this way, 4 fertilized eggs and 4 chicks hatched.

We wish all Happy Easter and a successful breeding season.







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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:28 pm Reply with quote

Congratualations. I love to see new peachicks that have not yet shed the egg tooth.
But here in Georgia USA I have not yet found an egg in my peafowl pens

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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:07 am Reply with quote

Pictures from the Sunday afternoon walk with my first green peachicks from 2015 (two weeks old now).
With all artificial bred chicks I walk every day min. 1 hour on the grassland that the muscles and tendons of the long legs are optimal trained.
Another thing is, the chicks are totally excited how many insects they can find to eat.
















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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:25 am Reply with quote

I admire your pens, the grass, and the legs on your peachicks. run

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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:57 pm Reply with quote

D C T wrote:
I admire your pens, the grass, and the legs on your peachicks. run


Thank you very much.

Regards
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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:03 am Reply with quote

Typical Pictures on sunny days during the mating season:
The males try to avoid the sun and standing 95% of the time in the shadow. With this they avoid that the plumage loose the colour and brightness, which is at the moment still important, it is mating season.
On the other side, the hens are nearly all the time in the sun and enjoying the nice weather.























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Pfauenfreund



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 1:05 pm Reply with quote

Rainy spring day:
Today we had a warm rainy day with 14°C. He whole day it was raining only once without any stop and we got over 60 litre per square meter water. For the hens it doesn’t matter if it is raining, but the male don’t like it. Their long train feathers are getting due to the rain very heavy and this is the reason why they are sitting nearly the whole day without any movement on the perches.
You can see very well, when the birds are in good conditions the plumage is rejecting the water, which means they don’t getting wet. The trains of the males are getting in wet conditions an amazing, nice copper colour.























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connerhills
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 11:56 am Reply with quote

Pfauenfreund.. something to be proud of. You have a place that took a lot of work and looks very nice. thanks for posting the photos and keep them coming .. George connerhills
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