Can I hatch Peafowl eggs?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by IggiMom, May 20, 2010.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I almost never see Peafowl eggs, because my birds free range, and they hide them.

    But now, one of the India Blue hens had decided to make a little messy nest in the chicken coop, and lay in it.

    I can't believe this. The first one I thought was a big BO eggs, and I fried it for my husband for breakfast.

    Then I saw her do it.

    So, I guess if I let her set the eggs in there she will hatch them out herself, perhaps, or would it be best to wait until she is done and incubate them myself? What do you think? I don't know what I would get as my Peacocks are India Blue and Silver Pied.

    Catherine (IggiMom)
     
  2. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes you can hatch our your peafowl eggs.. or let her sit on them... which ever is easier for your... If she's fine with the eggs.. I'd let her hatch them... or you can take them away and give them to a chicken to hatch...

    Which are IB and which are PIed?

    If you have male and female pied... you'll get white and pieds...
     
  3. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    The hen is India Blue. The males are India Blue and Silver Pied. However, my oldest and most amorous male is my old India Blue guy, so I kind of expect that he is the father. Guess I'll find out!

    If I decide to hatch them myself, is it 28 days?

    Catherine
     
  4. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    IF the hen is Indian Blue.. then all the chicks will be Indian Blue for sure...

    Now if the dad is and IB.. then the chicks will have DNA for only Indian BLue...

    If the Dad's a Pied.. .then the chicks will have DNA for Pied but still look like Indian Blues...


    IF the Hen is and Indian blue that is Split to Pied, meaning she has a recevice Pied DNA, then its up in the air and depends on the dad
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    If your silver pied is the father you will get blues split pied, also you will get some blue white eyes, as silver pied are all white eye.
     

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