Greens and High % Spaldings, do they get trains later then IB Peafowl?

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  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I was just wondering if Greens and High % Spaldings get there Trains later then IB Peafowl. My Greens still don't have there train's , they are 4 Years old. The rest of my Mature males already have theres. Thanks
     
  2. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they are hens? Not trying to pull your leg or anything. I would expect a four year old to have at least some sort of train by now. Little or no train, I'd be almost expecting eggs.
     
  3. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One is a Male and One is a Female, He had a train last year, Train is starting to come in but just seems way behind the others.
     
  4. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Hi Joe! This is Fred, he is my B. Green or High% Spalding (depends on who you ask and I'm tired of hearing about it [​IMG][​IMG]
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    ) He is 3 in this picture and it was January when I took these pics. He shed his train in June, before any of my other birds last summer. Because of that he also started growing it back before any of the others, however he seems to grow it in more slowly, because they have all caught up to him now.
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Green peafowl and high % spaldings shed their trains before India blues and their varieties. Also from visiting Rocking BAB Ranch (Josh was the one who told me about the greens and spaldings shedding first) I noticed that these same birds are also the ones that grow their train back sooner than the other birds so I don't see why yours would be behind the others.

    Did he shed last year's train later than the other peacocks?

    Maybe it has something to do with the weather? I was thinking that since greens are more tropical, maybe they need more heat or sunlight to start growing their train. I am not sure.

    Can you show a photo of the peacock and then photos of the other peacocks so we can see the difference in their train length?
     
  6. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I was thinking also, maybe it is the weather, I can try and snap some shots when the Rain lets up, We had 2 Ft of snow last week and now we have thunder storms.
     
  7. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For me Pavo Muticus spicifer are later than other Muticus .


    All peahen .... cristatus, muticus or spalding have a back like that :

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    We always see 2/3 inch of real tail feathers. Colorful feathers on the back doesn't go until the end of the tail.
    That's why here it's not a peahen but a young peacock of 2 years old .
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    And also the colored feathers on the back go till the end of the silhouette .
     
  8. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I think I made a mistake on the age, The Two birds I have I got when my buddy passed away, I forgot that his mature male had passed away also and he then sold his mature female and picked up two young birds. SO I now have what I believe to be two birds that are under two years of age.[​IMG]

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  9. Pfauenfreund

    Pfauenfreund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Dani12,
    regarding the mark in the face you have to be very carefully. In most cases it is correct. If it is brown then it is for sure a hen. But if it is black you cannot say it is a male. Here a picture of two 3 year old hens, both are completely black!
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    The length of the back feathers is also a critical issue. I have different hens which are having back feathers in same length as tail feathers.
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    When you have young birds you can see with 7 month that the back feathers are having different forms as you can see her.

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    Male (more sharp at the end like a triangle
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    Regards
    Reinhold
     
  10. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As i say :
    " We always see 2/3 inch of real tail feathers. Colorful feathers on the back doesn't go until the end of the tail ".

    Young birds around 1 years all have the same profile, male or female.
    Later, it change!
     

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