beee-utiful pied

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by melissa508, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 1st peacock ever "Petey"..All i knew was he was a pied, nothing else since I knew nothing about peas back then- this was about 9-10 yrs ago.
    I finally found the only pic i have of him..he met a terrible demise by a rotton neibors dog..the dog met his demise also.

    he was super-duper tame & i got him as an adult..I would LOVE to have one like this again.
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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Very nice looking peacock, sorry you lost him, yes those free running dogs kill many [​IMG]


    He was a spalding loud pied. the green in the neck shows the spalding. Lot of white for a pied !!!! not a silver pied as he has no white eyes.
     
  3. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG, he is just outstanding!! What a shame he was killed. Too bad you couldn't have hatched some peachicks out of him. He is just too pretty!!!!
     
  4. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was a spalding loud pied. the green in the neck shows the spalding. Lot of white for a pied !!!! not a silver pied as he has no white eyes

    Thanks Deerman..I had often wondered thinking back if he was a spalding pied.
    Now..I know I will never get another one with his personality..but just maybe i can find one similar in looks..i LOVED all the white in him.

    Would you say he was prob a cross between a java & a white? or a spalding & a white?..I never could find a white when I bred the javas or I would have been trying to make more of these lol

    My favs are java..but these come in 2nd for me..theyre just so eye catching.​
     
  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I just love how spaulding pieds look!!!! Sorry to hear that your boy met his demise. Our neighbors dog comes over all the time and looks. If she ever does something else then I'll have to have a discussion with our neighbor.
     
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  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    For loud pieds like that, have to get birds from a line that throws loud pieds. Does not matter if it is pied to pied or pied to white etc. Some lines just have less or more white in them. My spaldings throw pieds with quite considerable amount of white..


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    One of the females:

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    Female with "extra, extra white".. she is almost white, with small spots of color. I love her!

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    Silver pieds are a "different kind of pied", supposed to be mostly white plus any colored feather in tail has a white eye spot. They are a good bet for finding a pied with more white.
     
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Go ahead and gloat and rub it in that you have all those beautiful pieds......[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Kev, some very nice pieds.

    Like to add silver pieds do have mostly white, but those blue eyes stand out on loud pieds.

    Note the little peachick displaying on the right. See the yellow spot on its back, if a male those will be white train feathers. Thats the area to look at chicks to see if they will have white train feathers. Remember train feathers are NOT tail feathers, but come off the back.


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  9. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Utterly adorable peachick pics deerman! You and Kev are killing me with all these beautiful pied pics. [​IMG]
     
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  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Same peachick today, looks like male could be split peach.
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    Looking at those back feathers, he will have colored and white feathers in his train.
     

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