How much do you know about the Peacock? Did you know for example that their tail is referred to as a train and an adult male train can reach 6 long feet!
We found some interesting facts from the San Diego Zoo that you might enjoy so read on. “Most people call them peacocks, but that’s only correct for the male of this bird. Females are called peahens, and the whole group are peafowl”
“There are three types of peafowl in the world: Indian, green, and Congo. Most people are familiar with the Indian peafowl, since that is the kind found in many zoos and parks.
Indian peafowl live in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, green peafowl are found in Southeast Asia, and Congo peafowl, central Africa”
The Indian peacock has some of the brightest feathers, but the peahen is a drab, mottled brown in comparison.
The male needs his bright feathers to attract a mate, and the female needs to be able to blend in with the bushes so that predators cannot see her while she is incubating her eggs. A group of peafowl is called a “party” or a “pride”!
The Indian peafowl is the national bird of India and is protected in that country. In Hindu religion, the peafowl is sacred as the spots on the tail symbolize the eyes of the gods”
The area that Peacocks hail from are India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; Southeast Asia; central Africa and the habitat they enjoy is traditionally forests and rain forests.
They feed on grain, insects, small reptiles and mammals, berries, figs, leaves, seeds, and flower parts. The size they grow to is 27 to 51 inches long, depending on species and Baby Peacocks are referred to as peachicks! Source & Image
This Crochet Peacock Blanket Free Pattern is simply stunning and it has been hugely popular in our Community. It’s easy to see why. Peacocks are a very proud bird that love to show off their striking colored tail feathers and this Crochet Afghan Blanket captures their essence beautifully! The colors are almost jewel-like and extremely vibrant.
There is no doubt that you are going to love making this Pattern. There is an assortment of Patterns in our post including Paid and Free versions with links under the Photos.
Crochet Peacock Motif Video Tutorial
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