Can Someone Please ID My Peachick?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by ash1, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. ash1

    ash1 New Egg

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    Finally hatched out my first peachick EVER - very hard won as absolutely every single chick so far has been dead in shell with very advanced development (I really don't know what I'm doing wrong?)

    This little fellow's daddy is a white peacock and his mummy was either a straight Indian Blue, or an Indian Blue with a couple of white feathers on her neck.

    I get ever so confused with pieds and splits, so would be grateful if someone could tell me what he is. (or she, no idea how to sex at this age).

    Thanks so much.
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    PS He has a hobble brace on his legs as he had spraddle leg after hatching, but is doing great now.
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    IB pied, gonna grow up to be a pretty boy i bet.
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  3. ash1

    ash1 New Egg

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    Oh, thank you so much for identifying him!
    Gee, I hope "he's" a him.

    Are you able to tell by looking at him whether his mum was a straight IB or the one with the couple of white feathers on her neck?
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    With all the white he /she has the mother must be a dark pied, that means they have very little white but still carry the pied gene.
    baby will most likely grow up like mom with minimal white.
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Little pied boy in above photo and him about 8 months old.
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    male stanging up female sitting down
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    Here is the female at about a year old i think.
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  6. Farid

    Farid New Egg

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    Your pied is so beautiful. Mine is due to hatch. I have been trying for years but never had a success but this time i hoping for little babies.
    Can you guide me about the humidity, my first egg is due to hatch and others have weeks to hatch so if i increase the humidity for 1st egg would it affect the others who are still at early stages.
     
  7. ash1

    ash1 New Egg

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    Zazouse, thank you so very much for those photos, greatly appreciated.
    My apologies for not responding earlier, I'm in Queensland, Australia and we've just had a major flooding event, so no phone or internet for over a week.

    This is my one and only peachick this season, I'm doing something horribly wrong as every other one has died fully developed in shell, so it's lovely to get an idea of what he may look like when he grows up. He's doing really well so far, but I've heard that the first six months are difficult, so am keeping him very coddled!
     

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