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PostSubject: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:28 pm

I tried to teach our tame peacock to walk on a leash yesterday. Discovered they don't have a lot of brain in that little tiny head of theirs. Not too sure if he learned to walk on a leash at all yesterday or not. Going to keep trying.
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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:17 pm

I thought chicken were pretty neat,but boy are they stupid!!! I would like to see a peacock on a leash.
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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:21 pm

if it works out...pictures please


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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:39 pm

My chickens would break their necks.They follow you around like dogs,but then go tearing off in the other direction. "Snap"
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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:40 pm

We have talked about getting a turkey.Maybe a couple,,
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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:47 pm

They are beautiful birds, but I never found them particularly pleasant. Then again, my main exposure was at a boarding barn where I was taking care of a couple of horses, one of which pretty much had a screw looose... and the peacocks loved to jump up on the fence railings and jumps and display without warning. LOL. Is the tame one actually friendly?
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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:15 pm

Ok. Y'all asked for it. Fawkes, aka Derp on a leash:



I incubator hatched him last year so he's imprinted on humans. They're very reactionary animals. I go into the pen where I have him and he freaks out for a few seconds until he realizes I'm human and he's not afraid of humans. He eats out of my hand. I can carry him around on my arm like a parrot. We can hug him. He's not into being petted. (My thoughts are that birds that don't allopreen don't seem to like petting - IRNs being another bird that generally doesn't like petting and they don't allopreen.) So, yeah, I guess he's actually "friendly"; just not a lot of thinking going on in that brain it seems.

EC walks her chicken on a leash:


You want dumb - Turkeys are dumb. Apparently the domestic ones cannot reproduce without human intervention. I bought a baby turkey years ago. The feed store sent me off with a baby chick to make sure the baby turkey didn't forget how to eat once I got it home.

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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:31 pm

Yeah we were thinking of wild turkeys,they're kind of pricey.
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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:55 pm

Do you have any wild flocks in your area? You could always keep a net in the car and catch some babies. It's almost that time of year!

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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:22 pm

This might sound like a stupid question...why doesn't he have peacock feathers?

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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:57 pm

zazanomore wrote:
This might sound like a stupid question...why doesn't he have peacock feathers?

That one looks like a female to me. Or maybe they don't get the pretty feathers until they're older?
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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:17 am

patdbunny wrote:
They're very reactionary animals.

Oh, please don't let him vote!!!!!! Sorry, coultn't resist....

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I bought a baby turkey years ago. The feed store sent me off with a baby chick to make sure the baby turkey didn't forget how to eat once I got it home.
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kaeladedah wrote:
zazanomore wrote:
This might sound like a stupid question...why doesn't he have peacock feathers?

That one looks like a female to me. Or maybe they don't get the pretty feathers until they're older?
That would make it a peahen. Peacocks are males. Peacocks and Peahens are Peafowl. Pedantic enough yet? A quick gander around the internet suggests they don't get their full plumage until they are 3 or so years old.
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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:27 am

I don't want any peafowl....I want an ostrich.

Imagine walking that down the street. Some punk kid says something, and BAM my ostrich would be on him with it's razor sharp ninja talons. Mom, just try and tell me I'm fat, I DARE YOU.

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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:44 am

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Imagine walking that down the street. Some punk kid says something, and BAM my ostrich would be on him with it's razor sharp ninja talons. Mom, just try and tell me I'm fat, I DARE YOU.
LMAO! Roz vicki 5280 Julsiebean

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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:46 am

And Roz, I thought it was a PEA-TEEN?

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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:43 am

It IS a peaTeen. I'm pretty sure it's a peacock. SnS is right - the tail doesn't come in until about 3 YO. Some start coming in at 2, so at least another year. The tail's seasonal. They drop it after the breeding season and even the males are pretty drab.

Zaza - I want an ostrich! But getting the snot kicked outa me by an ostrich doesn't sound appealing. . . When Derp loses his balance on my arm he beats me up pretty good. Don't want to deal with an ostrich!

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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:55 pm

Roz, "personal" peacock? Really? I thought, that it's for avatar pic only. Those pictures with chicken and peacock are hilarious!

zazanomore wrote:
I don't want any peafowl....I want an ostrich.

Imagine walking that down the street. Some punk kid says something, and BAM my ostrich would be on him with it's razor sharp ninja talons. Mom, just try and tell me I'm fat, I DARE YOU.

Roz In that case, I would like to have Toucan
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PostSubject: Re: Pea things are not very smart   Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:39 pm

I actually think the bird is pretty just like it is. The cocks tails are amazing,and the feathers are TDF, but the bird is just a pretty bird sitting on your shoulder. Smile

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