hi a quick question.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by gaza, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. gaza

    gaza Out Of The Brooder

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    hi group,i have posted pics before,and have heard from the farm[leggs],from where i got these guys,and fully repect the input.
    BUT,am now hearing different conflicks!
    i have 2 8 month old peaocks,which i was told were an indian blue and a spaulding.
    the indian blue,i am sure is ,but the spauding!!!!
    he has dark blue shoulders,like a black shouldered,but he acordind to the peafowl assiacion website says that BS,dont get their blackshoulders til they are 2 years old?
    the pics ican find,look like a spaulding,but his neck is not green!
    but it i not blue,like my IB,a sort of green/blue?
    could this be a low %spalding?
    from the peafowl site,saw that spauldings were bigger birds?
    mine,was from the same hatch date[got them all as day olds]
    but the so called spaulding= was always bigger
    gary
     
  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Gary he could very well be a spalding and like you said he could be a low % one. Some things to look for other than height is also if his crest is tighter looking than the other peacock. Also if he develops a bit of yellow on his face that could also be a hint. As day olds was the one you think might be a spalding darker in color than the other peafowl you got? Sometimes the spalding chicks can be a bit darker then the India blue chicks.
     

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