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You are viewing the newest Pony done by Khw called INDIAN BLUE. "Blue" is a flashy, but testy pony who plans to masquerade as a Indian Blue Peacock. (see excerpt below). Blue is an original, signed by the artist on both the small placard (Trail of Painted Ponies) and on the underside of Indian Blue's Base. He is the only edition (1 of 1) But... He is also the First of 10 Ponies in this Series of : Those Beautiful Birds. He is also Khw's Fourth Pony offering, overall, and will likely go up in value because her work is bound to improve. This pony is not airbrushed, but is completely hand-done by various paintbrushes. This was Kelly's first attempt at using metallic paints on resin and found the results to be super, but easy to make mistakes. Blue took 16 colors to achieve the artsy look of the feather and about as many coats of paint. He has dark aquamarine-teal swarovski crystals on his front hooves and a single one at the base of his tail. At the center of his hand-strewn Chest Collar is a bright green square swarovski crystal and then flanking it on each side is 6 blue teardrop shaped crystal beads. The spacers between teardrops are tiny beads that are irridescent blues-greens-browns to match the pony. His bridle & reins are made of the same irridescent beads with a single teardrop on his forehead. There is real peacock feather laying on the base. Due to the brilliance of this pony & not wanting to detract from the metallic art itself, kelly did not add a lot of extra decorations/equipment. Blue has been finished & sealed on the Brown portion of the pony & the Base with 2 coats of satin. Wherever the metallic paint is present, it has been finished with 3 coats of brushed-on gloss polyurethane to make the feathers appear with depth, as if they were under a piece of glass. The bridle & breast deco can be removed at will. Kelly included a photo of a Rare white Peacock for your viewing pleasure. A letter of information/ explanation (on this Pony & future Ponies) will accompany each pony purchased. Kelly appreciates each & everyone of you that has looked at her pony and hopes all of you have a special equine pal in your life!
The Indian Blue Peacock: The term "peacock" is commonly used to refer to birds of both sexes. Technically, only males are peacocks. Females are peahens, and together, they are called peafowl. Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants and the male, in full plumage, is a truly spectacular bird. They are known for their sweeping 5' irridescent tails in brilliant colors and these huge tail feathers make an impressive display. These tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colorful "eye" markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays. It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the bird's back and touches the ground on either side. Females are believed to choose their mates according to the size, color, and quality of these outrageous feather trains. Suitable males may gather harems of several females, each of which will lay three to five eggs. In fact, wild peafowl often roost in forest trees and gather in groups called parties. King Solomon thought they were so unique & breathtaking, he had them brought to Jerusalem to add to his zoo.There are two familiar peacock species. The blue peacock lives in India and Sri Lanka, while the green peacock is found in Java and Myanmar (Burma). A more distinct and little-known species, the Congo peacock, inhabits African rain forests. The Indian Blue is the National bird of India.
Peafowl such as the Indian Blue peacock have been admired by humans and kept as pets for thousands of years. They are commonly kept and bred in captivity by people across America. They are not expensive...being hearty and easy to keep, even in cold districts. Peafowl can be quite sociable and often display their feathers right in front of you, in the springtime. Many also live and breed in parks and gardens. The male peacock in the spring not only displays his gorgeous tail feathers, but also utters its famous call which is always a delight to hear! Fall brings a bittersweet time when the birds lose all their colorful tail feathers..but that gives us beautiful feathers for our own designs, without harming the birds! Peacocks are ground-feeders that eat insects and plants. If you are interested in purchasing one, you will want to get two unless you want a very unhappy bird. Peacocks are known to fly away looking for their mates after the peahen dies. Peacocks love to be with one another and close to each other. But bear in mind they can be primadonnas and do not mix well with other domestic birds.
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