IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Peafowl are shipped on Wednesdays, USPS Priority Mail Express, and will typically arrive in 1-2 days at your local post office. Peafowl are not available for pickup and ship for free. Juvenile Peafowl are DNA sexed.
Peafowl are arguably the most beautiful species in the Phasianidae family, and the extremely rare Java Green is no exception. Originally from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, they appreciate a more moderate or warm climate provided by the southern part of the United States. They are easy to raise and keep, making them a highly sought-after species.
Java Green will need an aviary or pen of at least 400 square feet per pair. Peafowl need at least a three-sided shelter and a large roost such as a 2x4. It is important to note that the Java Green peafowl are not winter-hardy like other peafowl. Ownership in the southern states is suggested or you must provide a fully enclosed and above freezing shelter during the winter months.
Peafowl are omnivores and enjoy a diet of insects, grubs, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as plants and seeds. In a contained setting, you can also feed them a higher protein game bird diet.
Peafowl begin breeding at 3 years of age, during the months of April thru June. You can pair 1 male with multiple females. Peafowl nest on the ground, and will lay 4 to 6 eggs per clutch, which hatch in 36 to 38 days.
Male and female Java Green Peafowl are very similar in appearance, except in size and tail. The males, or peacocks, weighs between 8 and 9 pounds, while the female, or peahens, averages about 2.5 pounds. Females also lack the long train males display, which can be up to 6 feet in length. Java Green Peafowl can live up to 20 years.