Emerald Pied Spalding ID please?

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  1. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this 2 year old EPS that I need help sexing. Compared to all the other birds in it's pen that are all the same age,this one seems slightly taller than other hens,,but I'm assuming that's because it's a spalding.It's tail feathers are slightly longer than the other same aged hens in the pen,,but the tail isn't as long as all the other 2 year old males.it's kinda in between both.We took some pics,but it was getting late today and the color may not be the best contrast wise.the spur size is equal to the other males,not small nubs as on the same aged hens.

    It has green feathers about the base of the neck and of the small amount of them,there is barring around the outside edge of these feathers.I've never seen it display but that don't mean much.Maybe out of these 5 pictures someone can positively sex this bird for me?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]And the last 3 pictures[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a boy to me, Randy. I am gonna have to get down there and visit soon. These pictures are tempting me.
     
  4. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it's a male,,if not it may waste half the season on 3 India Blue hens.Wonder if it's penned with nothing but hens,away from the big group they are now in,if "it" will begin acting like a male?
     
  5. DreamBird

    DreamBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say it's a male too, and cute one too ~
    You could try penning him up with peahens if you want to see if he'll act like a male or not, if you want, I suppose.
    But again, I'm pretty sure it's a male, I envy you for getting a bird like this one [​IMG]
     
  6. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    a spalding silverpied , .male for sure...not sure its emerald or 3/4 green...lot of blue for a 3/4

    even if he is 3/4 with blues hens you couldn't call the chicks emerald ,which is and out of time name.
     
  8. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched this beauty from the same seller of my mis-marked Midnight BS eggs.,,,He will definately add something extra to plain old India Blue hens.That will be his home with 2-3 Blues.
     
  9. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And nothing Yellow in the face!

    For this year ... it's a bit early ... 2 years!
    The Spalding mature later than the Blues .... I bet this yearfemales did not interest him!
     
  10. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 Emerald Spalding from hatches of 2010 and 2011. The females have barring around the outside edge of the green feathers, the males do not. My 2010 male hatches have quite a few long eye feathers, even the 2011 male hatches have some eyes. I'll check length of tail feathers on females and look at both sex spurs today. By the way, I need to sell a few just in case anyone is in the market and local enough to pick them up (Texas Hill Country). Good safe homes only!!!! They are pets. Regardless of sex, it's gorgeous!
     

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