Can anyone ID this color for me?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by PeepsCA, May 10, 2011.

  1. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to Peafowl, just recently acquired 2 Indian Blue Peachicks last week... and then this guy shows up in my goat pasture, visiting my Guineas. My Donkey chased him off my land tho (twice), lol. He is sticking around, but keeping his distance and roosting in random trees at night. He is not interested in the food I offer, but he knows where to go to get a drink of water from the goat water troughs. No one really close to me has Peafowl (I can hear some wayyy off in the distance), so I think he was dumped off out here.
    Just curious what color/breed he is.
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    Edit: His coloring (what little there is of it) is more of a green color, not blue.
     
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  2. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Looks spaulding with at that crest and yellow cheeks.


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  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do both males and females make the same calls? Cuz this one is very vocal, lol.
     
  4. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Quote:Males are very vocal during mating season (ie now) but females will cry trying to locate their flock-mates.
    I wish that bird would land in my yard. Stunning!
    If you put out some cat food you may be able to lure it into a barn and catch it.
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one makes the meow or help cry, a loud purr call and it also honks, lol. I'm not familiar with any of the calls but the meow or help cry.

    I'm hoping it will stick around and eventually follow my Guineas back to their pen, it seems to be attracted to them. If it doesn't stay out of the horse pasture it's going to have to stick to the trees tho because I have a very aggressive guard Donkey, lol. But believe me, I'd LOVE to catch it! I didn't even get the faintest acknowledgement when I was shaking the feed scoop or tossing out the feed. I think it was more concerned about getting a drink, which I was in the way of. I'll keep trying, and try the cat food, if the neighbor down the hill doesn't shoot it with a bow and arrow first before I can get it penned [​IMG]
     
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  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Phage got it. It's a spalding, also a she not a he. Possibly fully adult one too or at least 2 yrs old. Nice bird, could be your excuse to look for a spalding male? [​IMG]

    Try luring it into pen with different feed- pellets, crumbles, cat food, scratch(not good but in case it is familiar with scratch...). Try to be calm, dont let anything else around either like the dog or kids when it seems to be headed for the pen. Close door when it is in, do not try to force/herd/chase/catch it. She's already wary and I swear spaldings and javas have much quicker reaction times than Indias. You can try a havahart or similar trap if you have one, bait with food and put it out where the donkey is not chasing her. Good luck!
     
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  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it's a Peahen and not a young Peacock? Cuz I see little "nubs" on the backs of it's legs, same area my Wild Turkey is growing his spurs from... you can see the "nubs" in the top pic, looks like one on both legs to me. I don't have any clearer or closer pics than these 2 pics tho.

    Thanks for the catching tips [​IMG]
     
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  8. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Looks like a hen to me.
     
  9. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it honks that usually means it a girl
     
  10. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a spalding peahen it will have spurs like the male
     

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