I took this photo of our yearling peacock, Raja, this afternoon.The photo is not very good, but something caught my eye.
What’s that, there on the left side of his train..? I mean right for him, left for me..? That little sea blue spot..?
Is that..? Could that be..?
Oh my god! It is! It’s an eye feather!! One of those feathers with beautiful, colourful, eye-shaped spots on them that grown peacocks have!
I wasn’t expecting this until next spring! That means our young Raja is growing up and entering puberty..! I’m getting all emotional. How sweet and beautiful!
The feather is not visible unless he displays (fans his tail), so he could have had it for a while without us noticing. But now that I’ve seen it, it’s so clear!
This is Raja when we just got him. He wasn’t much bigger than Walter is now. Little babies grow up! Sniff..!