I need help with determing color of peahen!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by hvnsnt3388, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. hvnsnt3388

    hvnsnt3388 Chirping

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    I cant post pictures, dial up. I have a peahen that i thought was a cameo. I saw one at a breeders the other day and she doesnt look like that. The cameo i saw had a lot ore creme/tan per feather. My peahen white with each feather being outlined with creme/tan on the outer edges and the center shaft. She also has a patch of blue/green on the back of her neck, the cameo did not. I hope this makes sense cause the breeder didnt seem to understand what i was talking about. Anyway, if anyone has an idea of what she may i would greatly appreciate the input so i can also research for myself...pictures of what you suspect she is would be helpful!!

    Thanks for any help!!!
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Crowing

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    Cameo hens do not have any shiny colored feathers on necks. That patch of color on neck is an immediate clue shes not cameo or peach.

    Your description sounds like a black shoulder peahen. Basic body color white, with high variations of tan/gray/black patterning on back/wings and the 'real tail' being black?

    If you don't think it's a black shoulder, a picture really would help. There are software to reduce the picture, either by file size or simply by size to reduce the file size handleable for your dial up.
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

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    It could be a blackshoulder like Kev said. Does she have any darkness on her?

    If she looks like this then she is a blackshoulder:
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    If not then I am not sure...
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    my guess maybe a purple blackshoulder, like Kev posted peach and cameo don't have the blue/green neck feathers.

    at same time blue blackshoulder are white with black speck, and cream color...like the one in Minx pic.

    Purple BS will have the color neck feathers , but only cream and brown specks.


    pic of purple blackshoulder

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  5. hvnsnt3388

    hvnsnt3388 Chirping

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    She hs no black trimmed feathers, only creme/tan. The peahen with the peacock that deerman posted looks a lot like her. I also have a blackshoulder hen and she doesnt look like her. Ill check again this morning but im sure her "real" tail feathers are tan also.
    So, i think im gonna go with purple blackshoulder. Ill take pics on my phone and try to get them to upload when i get in town tomorrow.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes all purple bs,peach bs,cameo bs , all have brown /tan color tail feather, of the three only the purple bs have the green/purple feathers in the neck.
     
  7. hvnsnt3388

    hvnsnt3388 Chirping

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    Wow. Im happy!! I'm sure the mystery has been solved! I've been out there this morning and can say with complete confidence (thanks y'all) that she is a purple BS! Tail feathers, flight feathers, head feathers color are all tan with green/blue neck patch. Thinking about it, she is patterned like my blackshoulder but tan instead of black/grey. Now to find a purple male, lol!
     
  8. MinxFox

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    I wish you luck in finding a purple male![​IMG]
     

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