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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by farmchick897, Dec 30, 2014.
The white peahens are the ones I'm not sure what color they are. Thanks
The one at three o'clock is a Black shoulder hen, the one at seven o;clock I am not sure of.
Any ideas what color chicks are produced from those hens and an India Blue peacock? Thanks!!
Likely just Indian blue chicks, unless your male is split to another colour or pattern.
I think the one that is mainly white might be a BS Silver Pied or maybe an Opal or Charcoal Silver Pied because that neck is greyish black. The Blackshoulder might be a Cameo BS. Doesn't look IB BS to me. Though the IB peachicks would be split to whatever the mom is like Pied, BS, and whatever that other mainly white one is and Spaldings. There is a Spalding hen at 2 o'clock
The BS is an IBBS no question about that, why would you say she doesn't look IBBS? The other one appears to be a SP, not BS or Opal too much color too far down the back of the neck for a BS, too dark for an Opal, not sure what color SP she is. And I really see nothing on the other 2 hens that would indicate spalding. My IB hens and IB Pied hens will look just as green in the neck when the sun hits them just right, and neither has that orangey color on the breast that we all kept telling you meant your hens were spalding.
I didn't see green running down the back of the neck so I thought it wasn't IBBS. The SP has a dark color neck so I was thinking maybe is something close to Opal or Charcoal. The peahen in the top right corner looks kind of like Thora.
I have had several IBBS hens who had little to no green on the back of their necks, that is an individual thing and can vary greatly from bird to bird. An Opal silver pied is an pretty pale bird, I doubt you would see any feathers that were as dark as the ones on this hen. As for Charcoal SP.... I've not seen one, but if the owner had one, I think they would know it as they are not exactly commonplace, and also would possibly be sterile as are most if not all Charcoal hens. As for the other hen looking like Thora, I've got a bunch here that kinda look like Thora, in a rather far away picture, and none are Spalding. There is still nothing on this hen that says "Spalding" to me, but better photos from different angles could change my opinion on that. To me she actually looks like she could be a Bronze, but that could easily just be the lighting. I did not initially respond to this query because the photo was just not a great one for identifying the birds, the IBBS and the IB Pied are the only ones I would have ID'd with any certainty. The rest are just too vague to make more than a guess on, and if I were the OP I would prefer something more than wild guesses.
More pictures would definitely help.
That SP is not charcoal. I have a charcoal silver pied and have seen adult charcoal silver pied, and the OP's SP seems to have a patch that reminds me of my cameo bs...
Not clear on what the abbreviations mean, what is IBBS, and is IB (India blue)?
I bought the two white ones at auction and they were labeled as BS hen and White Cameo hen. I know the IB pied hen and I thought the last hen was an IB. Thanks for the help.