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  •  NE Oklahoma (7+ / 0-)

    My aunt who lived in rural northeast Oklahoma never figured out where the small flock came from.  They spent a few years roosting on the roof of the chicken coop and then they were gone. This was 35-40 years ago.

    •  a small flock won't live long without (4+ / 0-)

      the introduction of new breed stock, is what I've read.

      One man can only do so much.

      I've been trying to tell my wife that for some time now and she just won't believe me.  But it's true.

      The cocks are polyamorous, and eventually the whole inbreeding thing will decimate a small colony.  

      Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 06:44:29 PM PDT

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    •  We have a single peacock (11+ / 0-)

      In our neighborhood. He is the last of a flock that was abandoned when a small farm on the edge of town was sold for land development.  I am in Oklahoma City near Bethany.

      I feed the bird daily, sometimes several times a day.  He makes a mess on my porch, but what the hell.  He stands at the front door and looks through the glass when he's hungry.  He hangs at our house and at one of the other neighbors'.  

      Right now he has lost his tail fan to molt.  He has to be at least ten years old.

      "The bass player is always right"

      by BigOkie on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 07:42:14 PM PDT

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      •  I know Bethany...worked as a courier in OKC (5+ / 0-)

        For a couple years, so I know everything from Norman to Edmond, from Mustang to Midwest City, Moore to Chickasha.

        Only part of the state that I didn't get a chance to see in the short while I lived there was eastern/southeastern Oklahoma, which is a shame.  I think I would have really enjoyed the scenery there, and came away with a more positive feeling about the place.   Ardmore is sort of hilly and nice, though I can't speak to living there...I wish I could have gone to McAlester, Broken Bow and places out that away.

        Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

        by Keith930 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 07:58:59 PM PDT

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