Whenever I visit my grandma in Carlsbad, California, I love to spend time at the Leo Carrillo Ranch exploring the surroundings, picnicking with my family, and taking photos of the peacocks. I think they are such amazing and beautiful birds! We first heard about this magical place from our friend & mom blogger Rebecca Woolf of GirlsGoneChild & HGTV’s Childstyle. Here are a few things I learned from my first few visits:
First, the actual name for “peacocks” is ‘peafowl.’ The males are called ‘peacocks,’ the females are called ‘peahens’ and babies are called ‘pea chicks.’
WHY ARE PEACOCKS SO COLORFUL AND PEAHENS A LITTLE MORE PLAIN? The male needs his bright feathers to attract a mate, and the female needs to be able to blend in with the bushes and her surroundings to protect her eggs.