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Her Java Green hen. She said she started with 19 and then sold down to 2 pairs. She had a friend of hers that has raised them for 30 years say they are Greens is what she said. What do you guys think? I'm no expert but they look like Greens to me. If I get Greens I'll probably get some from her since they are so cheap for Greens.
Java Green cock on the right and Java Green hen on left.
I hate to break it to you but I think that bronze-necked female MIGHT be a hybrid with an extremely high percentage of Green ancestry. It is normal for some hens to have more bronze necks than others but there are a lot of question marks for that hen...
Edited by FrankYLegend - 10/9/15 at 1:14am
I'm wondering since the Bronze neck is more rare, could it be caused by the breeding of a Java and a Burmese or any other crossing of Greens? I honestly don't know much on Greens right now so I'm just try to soak up as much info as I can. The only things I really know with Green peafowl is the need for heat in cold areas and can be difficult to sex at a young age.
Fritz considers this hen a hybrid, though I would think such a bronze is not uncommon in pure birds; some ecotypes exhibit it more than others. However when there are scales that exhibit a wide splotching of bronze, and a stocky posture, I am very suspicious.
Edited by FrankYLegend - 10/11/15 at 7:13am
They look more like an Indian Blue too me. One female and one male. Wrong colors to be a Java Green.
Here a peahen in Vietnam.
The Vietnamese are not big breeders of peacocks .... rather eaters of peacocks.
To produce high percentages Spalding is a job ... it does not happen in one generation!
Recognising the gender of young green peacocks .... sexual dimorphism can help.
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