Indian Blue Peacock & peahens

The Indian Blue Peacock (Pavo cristatus) is the most well known bird of all the peafowl and the most commonly found breed of peafowl here in the UK. These were the birds that the early civilizations looked upon as treasure and transported throughout their known world. Today they are the least expensive to purchase and are a good choice for the beginner when getting started with keeping peafowl.

Indian Blue peacock displaying his tail with an Indian Blue Peahen in the front of the Peacock
Indian Blue peacock displaying his tail with an Indian Blue Peahen in the front of the Peacock

Peacock Coloration:
The Indian Blue peacock has a blue chest, neck, and head, with green and gold feathers that appear to change colours depending on how light hits them, with “eye” spots of bronze and “peacock blue.” Their shoulders are white and black striped, not solid black like those of blackshoulders.

Peahen Coloration:
Peahens are much more drab than the males. They are a brownish-gray color with a creamy white underside and some greenish irascent coloring on the neck.

Peachick Coloration:
Peachicks rather resemble turkey poults in size and coloration, but stand taller at a day old.

Origin:
Indian Blue peacocks are found in the wild in India and its surrounding areas such as Burma, Java, and Malaya.

Do they breed true?
Yes, since India Blue is a species and not a mutation they always breed true.

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