1yr Olds. ..Color Confirmation

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MuscovyMadness, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 1st pair of Peas turned a year old......time sure does fly. I brought them home at 3wks of age....I researched so much about sexing chicks and studied the barring on feathers. And it worked..... I picked a hen and a cock!

    The breeder had Java Greens in with IBs, so I'm assuming they're Spalding but would like feedback from others more experienced than me.

    Also, I stated letting Sweetpea & Mr. Peabody out each day while I'm home and I can't believe how brave they are. I think they have a death wish getting so close to the dogs though! LoL A neighbors kitten was coming up the driveway and they had to go great it...... and they kept walking, so the round up began (which was pretty easy surprisingly).
    Each night I just walk them back into their pen......so far so good.

    And of course...cat food, great way to make new friends! LoL


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  2. allbirds4me

    allbirds4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just a warning about that cat...know somebody who lost several birds that got killed by a housecat.
     
  3. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I appreciate the concern....Oliver(12yrs old now), along with my other 2, has been raised from young orphaned kitterns around birds......i have NEVER seen prey drive take over when it comes to our domesticated pets. I'll have to find the pics of the cats sleeping (or trying to lol) with a clutch of cockatiel chicks pecking at the fur on their backs! They hang with the chickens, ducks, and peas......but stay clear if the geese. The poor cats are low on the totem pole here.....and they respect their "place". LoL
     
  4. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a pair of india blue peafowl.
     
  5. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drat! Ty for responding though. We'd like to get another hen.....but different color. Any suggestions?
     
  6. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh...and the cock has white under his chest. Will that change or is he split to white I wonder. Breeder has several colors.....even though he swore these were Spalding chicks. :)
     
  7. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and [​IMG], the Peafowl Department!

    Yes, the boys all have white on their chest when they are young. Actually, your peas could be a low percentage spalding and look IB, so there isn't any way to be sure about their genetics at this point (by way of saying the breeder was not necessarily lying...).
     
  8. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhhh, gotcha. The breeder was a super nice man. I'm new to Peas and have lots to learn but whatever I've been doing is working! LoL They turned a year in August and have never been sick....hearty eaters (I ferment all my bird's feed, along with fruits & veggies).....and just overall sweet natured outgoing birds. I feel very blessed.

    If I'm lucky enough to aquire another hen; any suggestions on what color/pattern I could breed to my boy?
     
  9. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hardy eaters.......duh me. lol
     
  10. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MASHA'ALLAH! Your birds are beautiful! Oh how I love the Cameo peafowl. I bought the peachicks for my husband as he has fond memories of the peafowl his grandfather once had. We both enjoy them so much.
     

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