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can sometime tell me the breed of my two peacocks?

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These two peacocks were hatched from purchased fertile eggs described as being from a "mixed flock", they will be 1 year old in july. Can anyone tell me what breed these guys are? Thanks!



Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds and cats/dogs just to keep it interesting! This is our first flock and I know we will be adding more - officially hooked!
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Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds and cats/dogs just to keep it interesting! This is our first flock and I know we will be adding more - officially hooked!
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post #2 of 9

2 is a spalding peahen !



1 they will say that it's a Blue dark pied ( split white .... ! ) but i think he is a little bit more because he has a white pants, a dark pied has a brown pants! For me it's perhaps a Blue dark silver pied .



What was in this "mixed flock" ? they was Blue silver pied ?

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Oh my gosh i am so shocked if the green one is a female! This whole time he/she had been acting just like the pied male, he/she us always displaying the tail feathers. ..is it because the only peafowl he/she has been around is the male since they hatched together and are growing up together? I was told they were both males and the green one seemed to have all the male characteristics like barring on the feathers etc...



Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds and cats/dogs just to keep it interesting! This is our first flock and I know we will be adding more - officially hooked!
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Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds and cats/dogs just to keep it interesting! This is our first flock and I know we will be adding more - officially hooked!
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Originally Posted by carriemacf View Post

These two peacocks were hatched from purchased fertile eggs described as being from a "mixed flock", they will be 1 year old in july. Can anyone tell me what breed these guys are? Thanks!



I would say Indian Blue Pied peacock is the top one and a Spalding peacock is the bottom. Your Pied may get more white when he grows a train but he might not. I believe the Spalding is a cock because his barring is to defined to be a hen and with Spalding hens unless it's a high % they don't have a solid colored neck. Most Spalding hens will have a red or buff lace breast feathers. This is not a high % Spalding. When we refer to high % Spalding we're referring to peafowl that look similar to that of a Green but with a few differences.

post #5 of 9

He will have white eyes ! ( the tip of the feathers are white ).

post #6 of 9

India Blue Pied White Eye cock.  The Spaulding is a cock because the supporting tail feathers form a 'spade' shape looking at the picture of the back of the bird.

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Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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post #7 of 9

I agree both are cocks, with pied birds it can get confusing because there are several "sub types" of pieds. Here are a couple of terms dealing with white coloration that are a bit easier than the genetics  since these terms go by more what the bird looks like rather than it's genes.

 

Loud pied: 30-50% of body is white with the rest being normally colored

Dark pied: a few white feathers are scattered throughout the plumage they may or may not be highly visible

Split white: a couple white feathers are on each wing, split whites differ from dark pieds in that on split whites the white feathers on the wings are symmetrically placed.

Reverse pied: there is more white on the bird than there is whatever other color it might be

White eye: Eyes in the train feathers are all white throughout the train

Split White eye: some or even only a couple of the birds train feathers have white in the centers

White eye pied: bird has patches of white with the train having white eyes

SIlver Pied: Same as white eye pied but silver pied has 75%+ white feathers on it rather than 30-50%

 

Hope this wasn't to confusing I know it can be very overwhelming when learning different colors and patterns.

post #8 of 9

.... and this one ?

 

 .... :lau

post #9 of 9

Either silver pied or reverse pied. A silver pied has to have the white eye gene but in this case the whole back end of the bird is white, so there's no way of knowing visually as to whether or not it also has the white eye gene.

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