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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by fandancer, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. fandancer

    fandancer Out Of The Brooder

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    Charcoal or opal? I have three, two yr old birds. 2 hens & 1 male. I really don't think they are charcoal (not dark enough) and the male is showing some iridescence. The hens are almost dove grey or silver, no iridescence. They came from from a trio of blue split to charcoal. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Photos?

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  3. pedda munnangi

    pedda munnangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the male as well as female parents are Indiablue split to charcoal. , the resulting chicks are, Indiablue, Indiablue split to charcoal and charcoal in the ratio of 25:50:25 genetically. . As our friend suggested,. a look at their photos. may help identify their color
     
  4. fandancer

    fandancer Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a photo of the grey hen, I'll try and get a snap of the charcoal? Male later today.[​IMG]
    These are the blu split charcoal hens.
     
  5. pedda munnangi

    pedda munnangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first pic. and the extreme left in the second pic. look like a charcoal hen and others as you said Indiablue looking, some may be split to charcoal ?? very nice and healthy birds.
     
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  6. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That just seems to remind of opal... In the second picture that peacock has iridescence. Charcoals do not have any...
     
  7. fandancer

    fandancer Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you tell an IB from one that is split to charcoal?
     
  8. fandancer

    fandancer Out Of The Brooder

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    That should be --how do you tel an IB hen from one that is split to char
     
  9. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You cannot... Why are some not splits?
     
  10. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One difference in Opal and Charcoal females is in the wing primary feathers. I think one is grey and the other is brown. Splits is game of chance and requires good records and the knowledge of what the percentages will be. Opel I think is grey and Charcoal is brown....george
     

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