Bought a "yellow" peachick. What color will it be as an adult?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by CountrySoul, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. CountrySoul

    CountrySoul Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm guessing it is about 6-7 weeks old. I have 9 week old blue india chicks I'm asking for help sexing help with. (see prior post)

    I bought this guy from a feed store. The owner had no clue what color line it is. I am REALLY REALLY REALLY hoping for a solid white peacock. But it sounds like other breeds/colors also start out yellow or white. Is that true?

    What do you think?

    A few weeks ago:
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    Today:
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    Thanks!
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Looks like you've got your white! [​IMG]
     
  3. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd bet on that being an albino any day.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Don't albino's have blue eyes?
     
  5. CountrySoul

    CountrySoul Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats what I was hoping to hear!!!

    Thanks guys....

    I heard that they are not called "albino" simply because its not a "loss in pigment" like true albino creatures, which also have the red eyes due to lack of pigment.

    They simply have white feathers. So yes, I guess you'd say that with the white ones, they do have blue eyes.. ??

    Its all new to me!

    Any idea's on my prior post with my 9 week old India blues?

    I just can't wait for these cutie pies to get big and beautiful!

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  6. NeoRoey

    NeoRoey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're so lucky. It's not a walk in the park for us to get our peafowls. Year after year...even now that we got a really good batch of 2 peackicks out of 7, it still angers me that we had 3 failed attempts all the other years. I remember when I was little, we had a peacock called Kirby. He was the best.
     
  7. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are no Albino Peafowl, White only, if it would have been a Black Shoulder it would have some color by now.

    You Have a White Peafowl and at this age Whites are hard to sex.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    white and if you mate it with the other one with white wing feathers, you will get more whites.

    I have only known of two abino peachicks and both died....yes they would have pink eyes.
     
  9. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    It's not that there's no albino peacocks... it's just that whites are NOT the same as albino, and 99.9% of white peacocks are going to be white and not albino.

    And agree! White peachick [​IMG]

    In the other cases, you can tell when a peachick is white vs. color that starts out white because in a white, all the feathers will be uniformly yellow/white. In say... a blackshoulder, the bird will look yellow/white, but the primaries will be a slightly more tan color. It's a REALLY close similarity, but it's there!
     
  10. CountrySoul

    CountrySoul Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much everyone!!

    I am so excited about this little guy! [​IMG]

    I didn't realize i could mate him with our others to make more whites! Super fun! (hoping he is actually a HE)

    I will continue to post pics to get advise on sex of this little fella.

    I agree its hard to find peachicks around here too. I was fortunate enough to find a gal who had fertile eggs for my first batch. 2 out of 3 hatched!! YIPPEE! The parents were one White, and one India Blue. I thought they'd have more white on them.

    I was very shocked to find 3 "yellow" peachicks at the feed store. I bought the one with the most "soft yellow" fuzzy feathers. The other 2 were yellow as well, but it was almost a shade towards tan. Of course, hindsight tells me I should have bought ALL 3!

    Thanks again everyone! I'm new to this site, and you have really helped me out! I do not know ANYONE who has peafowl to ask advise from. This site is wonderful!
     

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