Saturday, February 11, 2012

I just had to show my my five big boy peacocks on the gate with a peahen below.  They start growing their long tails around Christmas time and in another couple weeks they should be entering into their breeding season.  The one big boy has 6 foot long feathers on his tail.  They're not interested in the peahen quite yet but in a little while she won't get any peace from them flirting with her.  The nice thing about peacocks is they seem pretty shy about doin' the deed where people can see them so peacock sex usually happens back in the woods.  The sneak off like naughty couples and come back with her ignoring him.  But today they are just trying to get through the next few cold days.  By Monday the days will be above freezing again.

1 comment:

  1. I bet you get some delightful feathers from them.

    Your description of their procreative pursuits is too funny, he he he, but I can totally see that. Who knew? I can always say I learn something new each time I come here. :)

    I bet it was really chilly up your way today eh?
    I know it was here on the southernmost border...

    Stay safe Rea and thanks for the informative post once again. :)

    Brightest of Blessings!