Peacock Feathers

M. Schwartz & Gettinger Feather Inc. has become a worldwide importer and distributor of feathers, including a great selection of wholesale peacock feathers and peacock tail feathers. The peacock is a fascinating bird. The term peacock is reserved for the male, as the female of the species goes by "peahen." The young are often referred to as "peachicks." Scientists have debated for years about the actual functions of the iridescent colors of the tail. Way back when, Charles Darwin first suggested that their function was to attract females. But a more recent study suggests that they act as signals of the fitness of the males. This arose due to the thinking that less fit males would see a disadvantage by the difficulty of surviving with larger tail feathers. 

How Peacocks Live

We know you are here to find wholesale peacock feathers, but finding out some information about the peacock themselves can be fun and worthwhile. Peacocks are primarily forest birds that nest on the ground and roost in the tree. They are terrestrial feeders and are suspected to be polygamous creatures. The males posses metatarsal spurs/thorns on their legs, which they use during territorial fights.

Peacocks are omnivores. Their diet consists of eating mostly plant parts, flower petals, insects, as well as reptiles and amphibians. These birds search for food by nipping around in leaves. They do this either early in the morning or around dusk, as that is when most insects are out. They actively hunt a variety of insects, such as ants, crickets and termites. Peacocks are not picky eaters and will attempt to eat almost anything they can fit in their beak. Some species of peacocks even eat small snakes!

Domesticated peacocks adapt to eat bread, grain, oats and corn, as well as cheese and cooked rice, or even cat food if that is left around. Some of the vegetables they enjoy include dark, leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, beans and peas.

Peacock Feathers Distributor

M. Schwartz & Gettinger Feather Inc. have been supplying people around the country with top quality peacock feathers. We have the ability to sell them at a wholesale rate. If you are interested in these types of feathers, please contact us today. The number to call is (631) 234-7722. We can answer any questions you may have about our line of feathers .We will help you choose the perfect peacock feathers for your specific needs and crafts.