Peafowl Eggs


Peafowls are pheasants, which are noted, for their brightly colored feathers and large patterned tails, which the male Peacock possesses.

Peafowl Hatching Eggs are usually brown colored, but can produce a variety of differently colored birds including combinations of white, brown, green and blue tones.

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Peafowls


There are two kinds of peafowl in the world. These are the Indian Peafowl found in parts of the Indian subcontinent and the Green Peafowl which is a native of Burma and Java in Indonesia. Peafowl are known across the world for their extravagant tail feathers. Only the males have them and the tail is spread out and displayed as a part of the mating ritual. The Indian peafowl is the national bird of India. The Green Peafowl has largely been reduced in numbers because of excessive hunting and large scale destruction of its natural habitat. According to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the status of Green Peafowl is vulnerable to extinction.

Though it was widely considered that the tail or train feathers and their size and brilliance were the most important element in a Peafowl courtship, recent research indicates otherwise. Scientists tell us that the health of the feather does not necessarily reflect the health of the peacock and the peahen is more attracted by the calls and vocalizations of the peacock than its plumage.

The Indian Peafowl

The male peafowl has long aroused interest and has been much treasured for its excellent tail feathers. These are especially worth viewing when the tail is fanned. For an Indian peacock these feathers are mostly green and each contain an eye. With every feather having an eye, the eyes kind of form a series. Such brilliant plumage is especially helpful during the mating season. However after courtship is over, during the molting season the peacock sheds its train feathers. The males also have a bright blue neck and a crest at the top of its head. The female version of the Indian peafowl is much duller in appearance. It is mostly brown, with some iridescent spots on the neck. They do not have the brilliant train feathers like their male counterparts but they do have a crest.

The Green Peafowl

Quite different in appearance from the Indian Peafowl, the Green Peafowl has its own special features. The peacock’s plumage is green and gold. On its head is an upright crest. The wings are generally black but they do have a blue luster.

The interesting fact about Green Peafowl is that unlike their Indian relative, the females do look pretty similar to their male counterparts. The only difference is that the female has slightly smaller train feathers and have a little less iridescence. These features often make it difficult to tell a female Green Peafowl form a slightly young male Green Peafowl.

Mating

Unlike mammals birds don't have separate sex organs. Similar to reptiles and fishes, both the male and the female have a single opening for the dual purpose of reproduction and waste elimination. This opening is known as the cloaca. Males collect sperm in semen close to this opening. When the Peafowl mate, they get their cloacae in contact to transfer sperm to the female. The whole process takes only a few seconds but can be repeated multiple times during a day.