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Black Shoulder Hen?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by LittleRock, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Pea community!

    Was hoping for some reassurance. I purchased what I was told is a black shoulder peahen, that is just shy of a year old. I'm not an expert and I just want to run it by you all here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. She does appear to be healthy but if you all see something wrong/out of order, please don't hesitate to share. I thank you all in advance. [​IMG]
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  2. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she is india blue black shoulder peahen, and she looks good, if you have a white male for her they could produce white chicks because it could be split white.
     
  3. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great news to me! Thank you very much.

    As a matter of fact I do have a white peacock.

    How old does she appear to be? Or do the pictures I uploaded not show her age
     
  4. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Indeed a bs hen and I agree that she might have some white in her. As for age, its hard to tell from pics and sometimes in person but, I'll give it my opinion, judging from the pics, I see no spurs and some hens dont get them until later in life but, I'll put her at 2-3 years maybe more but not much more. She does look to be of breeding age. Very healthy and happy looking hen, enjoy and keep us posted on her progress.

    Gerald Barker
     
  5. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so very much!

    I indeed will.
     
  6. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry one more question,
    What leads you to believe that she has/may have white in her? Not that I don't believe you, but just for my personal knowledge bank. The more you learn, the more you know.
     
  7. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That white feather on her right wing is usually consistent with a bird that is split to white or carries the gene. Your bird could be a gold mine of genes and the only way to find out is to match her with different colors of roosters if your that serious about it. Hope this helps.

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  8. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah! I see. No I am not a breeder and am not interested in breeding for a specific color. I do however, like to know and learn, and I thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. I've done some reading and have learned that most peafowl may carry different color possibilities. I guess I find it remotely interesting because I did want to learn about it. Thanks again! You guys rock!!
     
  9. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When it comes to colors, wow can it get messy when trying to learn. There are several colors that have been created from color mutations a lot just by chance and many more being produced as we speak.

    Gerald Barker
     
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