Monday, July 14, 2014

both sets of chicks came for a visit

pea facts: In 1956, John J. Graham created an abstraction of 
an eleven-feathered peacock logo for American broadcaster NBC



Sunday, July 13, 2014

more new peas

pea facts: Peachicks can be between yellow and a tawny color with
darker brown patches or light tan and ivory, also referred to as "dirty white"

Sunday, June 15, 2014

peachick video


pea facts: peachicks are able to fly within a couple of days of hatching, although not to a great height. At night, they tuck themselves under their mother's wings to sleep. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014


pea facts: peacocks can fly, but only for very short distances. Peacocks will fly up into trees to escape predators. They will also fly into trees if they are looking for a place to roost for the night. Watching a peacock fly it almost looks like they are jumping and using their wings for a boost.

Monday, March 17, 2014


pea facts: Greek mythology describes how the peacock acquired the many eyes in his ornamental train. The goddess Hera had a beautiful priestess named Io. Io was greatly admired by Zeus. To protect her from Hera’s jealousy Zeus transformed Io into a heifer. Hera tricked Zeus into giving the heifer to her as a gift and set her faithful servant Argus to watch over her. Argus had numerous eyes all over his body, making him a natural choice for the assignment. Zeus sent the god Hermes to free Io from Hera’s watchman. Hermes charmed Argus to sleep until all of his eyes were closed and then killed him. To honor her faithful watchman, Hera took Argus’ eyes and placed them on the tail of the peacock.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Pea facts: A peacocks long feathers actually grow from the bird's back not the tail and are technically known as covert feathers (and referred to as the 'train'). He elevates them by raising the much shorter tail feathers underneath them.