Any ideas on what this peafowl is variety wise?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MinxFox, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I was looking at the Indian Nature Watch website at all the wild peafowl photos and I found this one:
    http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=253138

    What kind of peafowl is that? I saw a picture one other time of a wild peafowl that was a young peacock. He had the blue neck and everything but his wing was a light tan color with light tan barring. It was strange looking. Just wanted to share.[​IMG]
     
  2. FrankYLegend

    FrankYLegend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. It looks a lot like a black shoulder. Given these mutations started in the wild and are retained by captivity, it's not surprising they can still occur in the wild.

    The bird is quite skinny and therefore can't be domesticated. People tend to say "peafowl can't fly well" based off of captive birds, that's just like comparing chicken flight to junglefowl! That's why I like wild peafowl better they're nice and lean [​IMG]

    Some time ago on another forum Resolution posted a photograph of a wild peahen from some island off Sri Lanka; it too was an unusual mutation.
     
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  3. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This pic !
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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    look like a cameo

    edit to add yep just cameo ,looked at pic again not blackshoulder.
     
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  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    My cameo hen looks like that, she is out of a bronze hen and a cameo peacock.
     
  6. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:shes a cameo... but her head/neck look more like a blackshoulder hen
    edited to add... but she does not look like my blackshoulder cameos


    Dany... COOL photo.
     
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  7. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes a wild mutation. Chances are she's lacking some sort of inhibiting gene that wont let all the black show through properly.
     
  8. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Well that is the prettiest cameo I have ever seen. [​IMG] I love looking at photos of wild India Blues, they are a bunch nicer looking then the domestic ones.
     
  9. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would be interesting to see if any other wild mutants abide in their native range and whether it would be feasible to undertake an importing of any of these birds? Anyone got any contacts there?

    Dany - seen that on one of resolution's postings on the upa site [​IMG]
     
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