Their vibrant blue-purple plumage is accented by a red beak and legs, and is the inspiration for our label colours .
White under-tail feathers bob and flick rhythmically as they walk. Pukekos are peculiar in the bird world, they are very communal. Crèches are set up to share the chick care and male and female adults participate in most tasks of their community. Herbaceous and audacious, they are a common sight on our farmlands and roadsides, can be troublesome in the garden and demanding too, if a regular titbit is not forthcoming. However Pukeko do no damage to our grape vines.