High % Spalding

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by coloradopeafowl, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having tons of trouble sexing this bird. I picked it up at the local shelter, they said it was a green, but i wouldn't advertise a bird as a green unless it came from a reputable breeder, so i'm just gonna say high % spalding. [​IMG] Can you guys tell if its a hen or not. My male usually jumps all over new males coming in to the cage but hes left this one alone.???

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  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Wish i could pick up one like that at a shelter...................... [​IMG]
     
  3. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I no right, what luck [​IMG] and for only 15 dollars!!!
     
  4. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would vote for hen.
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Awesome find. It's a female spalding.

    Indias or spaldings that have not been exposed to female greens or hi % spalding females with a lot of color sometimes are not sure how to react when one is introduced to them. Some will attack them as if they were another male.. others figure it out after a while.
     
  6. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys don't think it could be a young male. The only thing keeping me from being sure its a hen is its tail is like 5 inches longer than all my other spalding hens. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Female, female, female. [​IMG]
     
  8. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so![​IMG] Getting overrun with males here haha [​IMG]
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Been there before! She's a very beautiful bird. Just checked out your website.. nice! Putting her with your emeralds or pieds?
     
  10. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And its soooo hard to sell the males it seems like right now, everyone wants hens, but then again you only need one male to five hens! Right now shes in with my emeralds. Seems like shes getting along with them alright.
     

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