Remember, our breeder name is  texaspeafowl all one word ... our website regarding peafowl for sale is texaspeafowl.com, our email for questions or peacocks for sale in Texas is  texaspeafowl@aol.com ... again all one word ... every correspondence will have my name and phone number ... you will never get an email without peacocks or peafowl on the subject line or without my name and phone number ...

If you have peafowl for sale we are purchasing unique peafowl coming two or older. Finding additional older birds has it's obsticales ... the largest is that we all have those special glasses that see our birds unlike anyone else ... for this reason and for everyone's benefit we would like detailed pictures ... as everyone should.

The best way to do this is to crop the picture to show just the bird ... not the neighbors landscaping. It's a joke  relax ... but, a picture showing a few feathers missing or broke toe just keeps everything open and on the table... which is the best route to take.

Pictures of Spaldings .... this is so important ... again everyone see's their own birds as being 75% or higher ... where the birds are probably only 15-40% at best ... don't have buyers remorse ... better to get a picture and know what you're getting ... some of the nicest looking birds are low % ... but, it's better if you actually get a chance to pick that bird out of a group of pictures than be surprised with something you had not wanted and would not have bought if you had seen a detailed picture.

Shortly we will add a  number of 2 year or older birds we are removing from surplus or no longer breeding.

Were in the process of adding new information regarding new breeding pens that will be set up in 2014. With the addition of new pens we will be able to increase and add to the long process of improving and or re-creating with better un-related genetics the colors and patterns that we and others enjoy.  Many of the listed birds have been sold but, a number of highend colors and patterns are for sale.

Our surplus of 2013 white peafowl is probably the largest in the country.

For the genetic breeders who like the high-end birds ... come back in a few weeks ... these birds are really exceptional.

This coming 2014 season  ... we will display what happens when a breeder takes a few years off from selling birds and works on his or hers own special project. With some of our friends spending 12-15 years on one color or pattern... and are still working.

 Years of outcrossing have produced some very nice quality birds.  Some patterns like the bronze silver pieds, bronze pieds, opal silver pieds, charcoal silver pieds have been in the making for a number of years by others as well ourselves.

2014 we will concentrate on using imported greens with very high % spalding white and spalding pied ... to begin a new line of birds that cannot be matched without the use of the imported stock birds and with out using birds that are already the best regarding the high% of green added. A new beginning for very high % cameo spalding pied ... another color that is just in a class by itself.  Again in 2014 we will be breeding a few of the newer colors ... such as Hazel which we started producing the past few years. New darker colored Spalding Bronze Blackshoulders, high% Emerald Pied Spaldings, high% White Spaldings,  higher% Spalding Bronze, Bronze pieds breeding Bronze silver pieds, new high% Spalding Cameo,  and the Taupe are some newer colors or patterns that are some of the best of the best we will be breeding.

We do sell all the peafowl ... Our breeding program changes each year ... please check back for updated information

Midnight Blackshoulder Silver Pied Peacock (breeder male)

New color -- Hazel Peacock coming two (only 3 have been produced as of 2011)

New generation - Spalding Bronze Blackshoulder (new 2012 birds are one of a kind)

Spalding Bronze Peacock this bird is not even two years old yet

New generation - Redbuff Spalding (2012 hen)

Spalding Bronze Pied Peacock (2012 bird... windy day...new jpg later)

New generation High% Emerald Pied Spalding (we use the old name ... this is not the common spalding pied)

Cameo Blackshoulder Silver Pied Peacock  (coming two... will have white eye lacing)

Taupe Peacock (new UPA color) Better jpg coming

Taupe Peacock 

Taupe Peacock  (just moved to a new breeding pen)

Being a new color the Taupe has been in short supply. Hopefully 2014 we will produce enough to lower the price so more breeders will be able to work with to develope the blackshoulder, white eye, pied and silver pied patterns. Weve already started the process that will include Taupe Spalding.

Blackshoulder Silver Pied Peacock 

We will be using this bird that is split Charcoal to breed with a new color that should be very exciting to see what is produce in the next 3-5 years.

Charcoal Silver Pied Peacock (coming two)

Emerald Spalding Peacock  (coming two)

This is a example of why we use the term Emerald Spalding like those in the past ... this is not the normal spalding ... able to take colder weather with a fraction of the cost as a pure Java.

Bronze Pied Peacock ( coming two)

After years of crossing and breeding we are now producing loud Bronze Pied and Bronze Silver Pied peafowl (known as Buford Bronze)

New un-named colors produced at texaspeafowl, some of the transformation the birds go through as they age has no resemblance of what are shown as younger birds.

colored silver pied male two pictures showing how the color changes with sun reflection

new colored silver pied  2 year peacock new

new colored silver pied 2 year peacock new

 below jpg shows a purple hen on left, on the right is a new colored tan wing peacock

new colored tan wing 9 month peacock new

below jpg is a bronze peacock on the left,  right side is a new colored dark wing male

new colored dk wing 9 month peacock new

In recent years the peafowl industry has said there were no red buff spalding peafowl, only blackshoulder spalding. This picture shows the old blood line that almost  has been lost due to poor breeding and lack of record keeping. Thanks to Dennis Wishmyer for keeping this pattern from disappearing. Dennis in the past has provided so many birds that were or are the foundation stock for just about every serious breeder in America.

The UPA should have published something years ago to give credit for someone who is responsible for the work being done today with white spaldings, pied spaldings, bronze birds.

redbuff spalding 5 month old hen new

redbuff spalding 1 year hen new

Our color of choice is the Burford Bronze peafowl. 2012 birds should be in the following patterns: bronze blackshoulder, bronze white eye, bronze silver pied, bronze pied, bronze pied white eye, bronze blackshoulder white eye, spalding bronze white eye, spalding bronze pied - white eye, spalding bronze blackshoulder in higher % green. With some luck spalding bronze blackshoulder pied. Other breeding pens will produce spalding peach (better blood lines), peach pied or peach white eye, cameo white eye, cameo pied white eye, opal white eye, opal silver pied, charcoal, charcoal blackshoulder, charcoal blackshoulder silver pied or white eye, some of the best white and emerald pied spaldings produced with the phenotype of the green peafowl as well as many others.

This year were excited to see how the Muticus muticus green peafowl will do... with two pens breeding Imported green males with select RM hens... several other pens will have unrelated offspring from the above breeding as pairs.

peach spalding Breeder peacock new

peach spalding Breeder peacock new

peach spalding Breeder peahen new

 cameo white eye Breeder peacock - with tail fan new

cameo pied white eye Breeder peacock new

cameo pied white eye Breeder peacock - with tail/shoulders new

opal silver pied  Breeder peacock new

 opal silver pied  Breeder peacock new

india blue silver pied Breeder peacock new

india blue blackshoulder silver pied  Breeder peacock new

blue/purple blackshoulder silver pied Breeder peacock new

spalding silver pied, opal white eye Breeder peacock new

bronze pied Yearling peacock new

other new listings coming sooon

bronze blackshoulder peacock Breeder peacock

BRONZE PIED WHITE EYE PEACOCK Breeder peacock

BRONZE PIED WHITE EYE PEACOCK Breeder peacock

bronze white eye peacock Breeder peacock

bronze white eye peacock Breeder peacock

spalding bronze white eye peacock tailed male/ no white eye w/powder wings

cameo pied / white eye peacock 2 year peacock

peach blackshoulder peacock Breeder peacock

peach blackshoulder peacock Breeder peacock

opal white eye peacock Breeder peacock

opal white eye peacock Breeder peacock

opal silver pied peacock Breeder peacock

opal silver pied peahen Breeder peahen

charcoal blackshoulder peacock  Breeder 5 year old peacock

charcoal blackshoulder peacock Breeder peacock

charcoal blackshoulder 2 year peacock  This picture shows

what a 2 year charcoal blackshoulder male looks like, wings take 3-4 years to fill in

emerald spalding pied peacock 2 year male breeding muticus hens

emerald spalding pied peacock  2 year peacock

emerald splading pied peahen breeding muticus male

white spalding  top crest pecked off, late 2 year male, breeding muticus hens

Regarding the above 4 listings, in 2010 we produced nicer higher % birds.

During 2011 breedings will produce even nicer splits... all unrelated for the past 9 years. Breeding the split 2009 back to 31/32 emerald spalding male split white.

emerald spalding split white 31/32 spalding split white,  you might see the small white dot under the chin... to tell the difference from a muticus type... look for a shorter top crest, wing barring on the top of wing. If your thinking of purchasing a pure green bird this picture is a good example of why you must know the breeder and his or hers reputation. There is no reason to cross breed green type to blue type... you will never produce this type of bird unless your willing to spend 10 - 15 years, keeping back hundreds of splits. One of the benefits to improving a hybrid is for color, height as well as phenotype for northern climates. Of course others will hope for preditor kill, or as one friend said, "great tiger feed".

india blue pied peacock split blackshoulder, split bronze, split cameo ... we have several breeding pens set up where the pied males are all split bronze, blackshoulder, purple, cameo out of bronze males split white breeding cameo blackshoulder silver pied and purple blackshoulder silver pied hens.... the hens breeding the the above males were produced from breeding india blue pied males (pictured on the peacock color page) breeding bronze hens. Buy using the first 4 breeding pens with this type of set up we started with high quality pattern males and females then bred them to unrealted birds... allowing us to continue breeding unrealted birds. This helps to control the outcome of producing loud pattern marking, color depth with good genetics to produce healthy fertile birds.

2010 hatch birds

bronze pied peacock year old, emerald spalding split pied in background

bronze silver pied peacock year old

high% spalding bronze blackshoulder this is an example of what we have been working on for the past few years. It's time consuming and still a work in progress.

spalding bronze pied peahen this is going to be a foundation bird for future breeding that could take until 2016 or 2020 to get the % of green along with a bright yellow and blue face, tight crest with the legs of a green.

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Poisonous plants: Cornell University has a informational database for Poisonous plants. You might surf around the below listing.                                  http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/db2www/plants.d2w/report1?ispecies=poultry
 

 
Worming your breeders once then follow up 10 days later will insure the birds are healthy and fit for the breeding season.  Sand will give your birds a place to dust. We burn the shed floor, removing litter before adding new sand. We also use this time to check netting, and fence