by M.C. Kauffman
June 23, 2003
Peachicks are born with flight feathers which grow very quickly. Within days of hatching, these peachicks were patiently taught all the skills needed to fly up to roost on a high perch by their mama, BobbieJo.
The newly arrived peachicks now spend their nights snugged under their mama's soft feathers high up on a perch in the peafowl house. Being able to fly soon after birth is necessary for survival in the wild for peachicks, and in the safety of protected living areas, this skill is still taught.
Looking at the little peachicks, Sydney and Shelley, it is difficult to imagine that one day they will be gigantic and colorful birds able to produce lovely, although at times eyebrow-frizzing, vocalizations!
The raising of these beautiful birds is time consuming, expensive, but a worthy activity. These grand and gentle birds like peace and harmony and can easily become stressed - like the human beast in this regard! They are very intelligent birds and learn very quickly - regardless of what one might read about these majestic birds. There are no "dumb" peafowl - just "dumb" owners! With patience and kindness, these birds are always willing to please and will choose to be close to their human friends.
BobbieJo is a Black-Shouldered Blue India peahen....
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