Peafowl are usually kept for ornamental purposes although they are sometimes raised for meat.

Vocabulary

  • Peafowl is both singular and plural. As with guinea fowl, 'peafowl' is the correct name for the species though they are frequently referred to as 'peacocks' which would be only the males of the species.
  • Peahen = adult female peafowl
  • Peacock = adult male peafowl
  • Peachick = young (baby) peafowl