Can someone tell me why the difference in pattern in my 2 IB boys?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Widlast, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all,

    Here's a pic of my 2 supposedly pure bred Indian Blue peacocks, both about 4 months old (hatched 2nd week of July).
    Why does the fellow on the left have black feathers mixed on his lower breast and the other have none?

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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like your pretty peaboys are just developing at different rates!

    Here's a regular IB peaboy at about 9 months...
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  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    The one on the left has some Green peafowl blood in him. Very low % Spalding. Tight crest narrow face. Do you have more pictures of the one on the right?
     
  4. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 Blue peacock .... pattern = barred wings.... so an IB peacock !
    One is a little bit older than the other !

    Here an example of wing that prove a very low spalding (10%) ! the wings are not like that !

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  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At this age a IB with little green blood (spalding) look more brown!The black feathers will be green later!

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  6. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His crest is not normally so narrow, his buddies have been trimming it for him. I have a spalding, 50% or so, the difference in the crest is dramatic. Here's another pick on the fellow on the right(my #2 male).[​IMG]
    This is inside the new aviary I built for them.
     
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  7. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, bird on the left is a low percent spalding not an IB.
     
  8. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The shape of Crete is very changeable! We cannot judge that! Crete will be definitive at two years old!
    What a long black neck!
     
  9. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello folks,

    Thank you for your posts,
    they have been quite helpful.

    Widlast

    BTW #2s neck looking dark is just a result of poor lighting.
     

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