Cameo or Peach?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by q8peafowl, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased these hens few months ago as a peach hens, do you agree they are peach?

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    Pictures were taken under the shade, I thought i just need to point this out.
     
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    They don't look like mine, but I know that pictures in sun vs. pictures in shade vs. pictures with a flash, can make the same bird look like 3 totally different birds. [​IMG]

    Peach Pied hen with flash
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    Peach Pied hen in sun
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    Peach hen with a flash
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    Do they have an orangey looking hue?
     
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  3. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they don't, the guy who sold me these hens told me that peach hens came in different range of colors or something like that? If i remember right someone here before said something about peach hens coming from a peach x cameo mating are darker or something like that?
     
  4. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do not look like the peach I have or have taken pictures of at Taylor Hill Game Farm. They do not even look like my cameo though... Maybe it is just the lighting.
     
  5. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    My Peach Pied came from a Cameo Pied WE split Peach male over a Peach hen (she was very orange) with white flights. I too am hearing talk of varying shades of Peach.
     
  6. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you said they looks like yours you were meaning your cameos right?
     
  7. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't look like my cameo hens too, they are bigger than my other cameos if this will make any difference?
     
  8. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't understand the color of these birds ... very pale altogether. It can't all be the lighting, because the necks are dark. But where you are, the sunlight is very intense, so there could be a lot of sun bleaching on their backs if the previous owner had them out in the sun, perhaps?

    Is there any chance of black shoulder genes? What other possible explanation is there for the lightness?

    If they are not peach, what color could they be that would be that light? They are obviously not white...

    Edited to add, the size should not matter vis a vis the color...
     
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  9. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    No, the only Cameo I have is a 20 year old Cameo BS hen. I said they do not look like mine ( the Peach Pied hen and the Peach hen in the pics) but it could be the lighting, because in certain light you can't see the orange on mine either. Any chance they are Opal?
    Black shoulder hens will be off-white to white and will not have those scallop looking neck feathers, they def. are not BS.

    To me they look more like Cameos and they obviously have white wing feathers visible so they are carrying a White/Pied or WE split.
     
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  10. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were in a greenhouse covered with a green mesh, thats why all their place covered with shape. I will try to get new pics for them next week, they are now in different pen.

    I don't think they look black shoulder at all.

    I'm sure they are sex-linked color, because I think the previous owner got them from only split male.

    I have mentioned the size just because i noticed some cameo hens are smaller in size, or at least from the cameos i have been seen until now.
     

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