Bobby Castlebury's

Black-shouldered Peafowl

Anyone interested in learning more about Black-shouldered Peafowl should read the information given below and enjoy the accompanying photographs.



The Black-shouldered peafowl are a color mutation of the India Blue peafowl. Both are pictured at the left. The main difference between the two peacocks can be seen in this photograph--the barred buff and black feathers in the India Blue are replaced with black feathers tipped in dark blue and green in the Black-shouldered.

If the Black-shouldered is crossed with an India Blue, the offspring will be either Black-shouldered or India Blue.

As in other peafowl (collective term for peacock, peahen, and peachick), the pair of Black-shouldered will need a pen or aviary with a minimum of 400 square feet of space.



The Black-shouldered peahen is seen in the image on the right. She is not as dark as the India Blue peahen, but is a very attractive bird because of her lovely coloration.

Like the White and India Blue peafowl, the Black-shouldered can be allowed to roam a farm or estate after breeding season, if the birds are raised on the place. They get along well with other peafowl.

Strangely enough, the peachicks (young peafowl) of the Black-shouldered are creamy white, with wings tinged in a buff color. This buff colored wing is the main distinguishing factor between baby White peachicks and Black-shouldered.



Black-shouldered Peafowl

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See other pages on India Blue peafowland Java Green peafowl. Most of the general information given on the India Blue and White peafowl will pertain to the Black-shouldered peafowl.

If you have questions on the Black-shouldered peafowl, you may call me at 903-785-0206; let the phone ring several times. You may also e-mail us. We live just outside the city limits of Paris, Texas, and are listed in the Paris phone book.

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