Photo taken at Clint Walker's
February 16, 2009

February 16, 2009
On February 16, 2009, we purchased this five year old mated pair of Gray Peacock Pheasants from Clint Walker.

They get their name because of the "eyes" or ocelli on their plumage. Both sexes have ocelli.  The wing feathers have only one eye, tail feathers have two.

The Grey Peacock-Pheasant is the national bird of Myanmar (Burma). Because they are a tropical species, they do require shelter during the coldest months.

They are the smallest of the pheasants, and will often become quite personable.

The breeding season is March through July.  They breed freely and the hen will lay only two eggs per clutch, but she may lay several clutches per season.  The incubation period is approximately 21 days. 

While all male pheasants usually develop a spur on the back of each leg, Peacock pheasants can grow more than one spur.

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