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Old 11th December 2010, 10:11 PM
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Now if they would just make a birds of prey toob as well - or even better, scavengers!
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But how come no company had ever represent a PEAHEN to go with their peacocks? We see lionesses figs along with the lions figs. Why not peahens?
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But how come no company had ever represent a PEAHEN to go with their peacocks? We see lionesses figs along with the lions figs. Why not peahens?
Valerie , I would say that first of all , the peacock itself should be released once again with improvised version , from Schleich and Safari .

Being from India , I have been watching peacocks [ our national bird ] very often . The best peacock figurine in my collection as of now is collect A 's version but small scaled

Yeah , as u said , many birds to be introduced in the market . Few like
Saurus crane
African crowned crane
Cassowary
Emu would be great to see as figurines from such reputed companies .
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But how come no company had ever represent a PEAHEN to go with their peacocks? We see lionesses figs along with the lions figs. Why not peahens?
I agree it's weird, it's like Schleich with their ostriches, why no female?
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I agree it's weird, it's like Schleich with their ostriches, why no female?
Exactly. What do companies have against peahens? They are cute with their iridescent green neck and their whitish belly. Plus, they have a little feathered crest just like the males, except that it's brown instead of blue. So, why not representing peahens?

Oh! By the way, Doc, if the peacock is India's emblem, would you like to know of Canada's emblem? It's the BEAVER. Yes, the beaver! Why? For two reasons: first, beavers helped Canada build their first economy with their fur. Second, they are strong builders which don't count their energy for building their "houses". Just like we like to remember our ancestors: strong builders who had the courage to build whole villages for the first colonies, building our country bit by bit to make the powerful country we now know today!
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Exactly. What do companies have against peahens? They are cute with their iridescent green neck and their whitish belly. Plus, they have a little feathered crest just like the males, except that it's brown instead of blue. So, why not representing peahens?
They should make a green peafowl pair, the female is the same as the male, just lacks the tail.
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They should make a green peafowl pair, the female is the same as the male, just lacks the tail.
Actually, interestingly, the long feathers that makes the trail of the male peacock are NOT the tail: they are the feathers of the SACRUM, above the actual tail! The tail is made of short, rigid feathers, just like the peahen's; with just trail feathers, the male peacock would not be able to take off! Those trail feathers are way too soft to retain air under them, so it needs a rigid tail under it.
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Exactly. What do companies have against peahens? They are cute with their iridescent green neck and their whitish belly. Plus, they have a little feathered crest just like the males, except that it's brown instead of blue. So, why not representing peahens?

Oh! By the way, Doc, if the peacock is India's emblem, would you like to know of Canada's emblem? It's the BEAVER. Yes, the beaver! Why? For two reasons: first, beavers helped Canada build their first economy with their fur. Second, they are strong builders which don't count their energy for building their "houses". Just like we like to remember our ancestors: strong builders who had the courage to build whole villages for the first colonies, building our country bit by bit to make the powerful country we now know today!
Interesting fact , indeed !!! I thought the Canadian goose was ur country's emblem . But I like the Beaver fact. It's one of my most fascinating rodents ever.
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Actually, interestingly, the long feathers that makes the trail of the male peacock are NOT the tail: they are the feathers of the SACRUM, above the actual tail! The tail is made of short, rigid feathers, just like the peahen's; with just trail feathers, the male peacock would not be able to take off! Those trail feathers are way too soft to retain air under them, so it needs a rigid tail under it.

Very nice informations . Are you a Zoology teacher ?
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Very nice informations . Are you a Zoology teacher ?
No, I'm an art teacher.
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