Pictures of a Young Peacock
These are sent by Jane White, who wondered whether
this was a male or female, being at that ambiguous age.
He is not an India Blue, but Black Shoulder or Buff
Spalding, so he doesn't have the striped shoulders and back, but
there is a mottled or barred look to his feathers. According to
Mike, he has a bunched crest or corona,
and that makes him a Buff Spaulding.
This one shows the brown flight feathers, a good indicator
of being a male, and notice those long, almost gawky legs? He
is a teenage peacock, and probably is hungry all the time, just
like a teenager, ;and curious too!
thanks Jane! and Mike!
Here is an India Blue male, also of teenage vintage-
8 months-1 year. Note the stripes on the back and the brown wing
feather. thanks to Jan for this picture.