ROBERTS FARM: Mallards, Dominiques, Geese, Seramas, Turkeys, and Peafowl

The Indian peafowl or blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is a large and brightly coloured bird of the pheasant family native to South Asia, but introduced and semi-feral in many other parts of the world. The species was first named and described by Linnaeus in 1758. The name Pavo cristatus is still in use now. The male peacock is predominantly blue with a fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers and is best known for the long train made up of elongated upper-tail covert feathers which bear colourful eyespots. These stiff and elongated feathers are raised into a fan and quivered in a display during courtship. The female lacks the train, has a greenish lower neck and a duller brown plumage. The Indian peafowl is found mainly on the ground in open forest or on land under cultivation where they forage for berries, grains but will also prey on snakes, lizards, and small rodents. Their loud calls make them easy to detect, and in forest areas often indicate the presence of a predator such as a tiger. They forage on the ground in small groups and will usually try to escape on foot through undergrowth and avoid flying, though they will fly into tall trees to roost. The bird is celebrated in Indian and Greek mythology and is the national bird of India.

India Peafowl, Wikipedia


Obtained in 2014, our initial breeding flock originated from hatching eggs, peachicks, and adults from six separate locations including Geneva, Patroon, Nacogdoches, Cleveland, and Silsbee, Texas as well as Mena, Arkansas. Colors and Patterns included India Blue, Spalding Green, Pied, Purple, Black Shoulder, and White. Many people claim that peafowl are difficult to raise; however, we have found that with proper care, they thrive like any other form of poultry.


At this time, we do not sell hatching eggs for peafowl.

          Basic Genetics: By Brad Legg, Legg's Peafowl Farm
          Building Pens for Peafowl: By Brad Legg, Legg's Peafowl Farm
          Free - Ranging: The Bamboo Peacock: Alea Kittell
          General Care of the Peafowl: Nelson Road Veterinary Clinic
          Peafowl: Hopkins' Alternative Livestock
          Peafowl: Wikipedia
          Peafowl 101: Basic care, genetics: Backyard Chickens
          Peafowl 102: Advanced Housing and Accessories: Backyard Chickens
          Peafowl 103: Illness, Injury, & Medication: Backyard Chickens
          Peafowl 201: Further Genetics-: Backyard Chickens
          Peafowl Flight Pen Construction: Hopkins' Alternative Livestock
          Peafowl Information Care Sheet: Roberts Farm
          Peafowl Varieties: The Bamboo Peacock: Alea Kittell
          Peafowl, How to Raise: Information on the Basics: Backyard Chickens
          Pros & Cons for Raising Peafowl: Does Good Outweigh the Bad: Backyard Chickens
          Risk of Human Salmonella Infection: CDC
          United Peafowl Association: Breed Association

Calvin & Cindy Roberts

488 County Road 335
San Augustine, Texas 75972
(936) 652-1940

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