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Peacocks at the Garden

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We are proud for the addition of a male peacock and a female peahen. The young babies are called peachicks. The male peachicks don’t start growing their showy trains until about te age of three. In fact, it’s hard to tell the sex of a peachick because they are identical to their mothers. At around six months, the males will begin to change color.

The peacocks shed their train every year after mating season and can be collected. The average lifespan of a peacock in the wild is about 20 years.

A peacock’s tail feathers can reach up to six feet long and make about 60 % of its body length.

 

 

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