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v0.31:Blue peafowl

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Blue peafowl



Pet Attributes
Pet value 10

Cannot be trained 

Birth: 100 cm3
Mid: 2,000 cm3
Max: 4,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 15-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 8
Fat 8
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Bones 6
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A small forest bird. The male's tail creates an extravagant display for females. At night, they roost in the trees.

Blue peafowl are small birds found in tropical broadleaf forests. The males (peacocks) have bright blue plumage and tail feathers that make large, "eyed" fans. Females (peahens) have brown plumage, and lay eggs in a nest box. If a peacock is present and the eggs are not collected, they may eventually hatch into peachicks. Peachicks grow into adults 1 year after hatching.

Peafowl can be used as the basis for a poultry industry. They can often be purchased at embark or from traders. Peafowl, ducks, geese, and turkeys are the only common domestic egg-laying animals that can be found in wild populations, and, if your fortress includes the proper biome, can be gathered with cage traps and tamed at a kennel, instead of purchased from traders or at embark.

On average, peahens lay slightly fewer eggs than chicken hens, but are more consistent (and therefore predictable), laying between 6 and 8 eggs per clutch. Additionally, peafowl produce more meat, fat, and bones than chickens when butchered as part of a meat industry. However, turkeys lay more eggs and produce more meat, fat, and bones than peafowl, although turkeys take twice as long to grow to full size. Tame giant eagles produce much more meat, but only a maximum of 3 eggs per clutch, and are therefore a much worse choice for egg production.

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All of the qualities of the blue peafowl suggest it would be an excellent choice for egg production and the meat industry. However, there is one small problem. At night, blue peafowl enjoy roosting in trees. This Elfish conduct is unbecoming for any creature owned by dwarves (although, there are some that feel that eating "tree roosters" sends the right message to the Elves tree-fondling hippies).

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