Iam so torn

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by wannabchick, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    New and getting ready to order some peafowl

    A pair , one male and female

    Okay ready for my really stupid question

    What should I get

    I read a lot that a beginner should go with India blues, but why?

    I mean everywhere I see, it's like only a 20-40.00 difference in a pair if I get something else?

    I see blue pied..what does pied mean

    My goal is if they breed and their eggs were to hatch, is their a specific two I should get? In the sense that their off spring could turn out different colors, kinda like a suprise with each hatch..? Which two then?

    Which one is the most colorful

    And like chickens..

    Which breed is most gentle of them all?

    Also is their a pair that the female is white and the male is super colorful..white is so gorgeous too

    Besides java? Imread 550 a pair to a 1000 on some sites, iam not paying that..but if you had about 200.oo

    What pair should I start with, and if it's my only two forever..what should I get?

    And which breed is the smallest of them all?

    Does that exsist?

    Thank u

    Thank u all
     
  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This site will help explain about the colors. http://database.amyspeacockparadise.com/ Basically all colors are the same size and temperament, except the greens and spaldings they are tiny bit larger, and they are more aggresive. I would not get Greens or Spaldings for your first peafowl because of this and because of their price and they need heat in the winter. I would go with one of the four most basic (India blue, black shoulder, white or pied)because they are easy to find and cheap, a loss would not be unheard of so if one did die it would not be the end of the world. You could also get India Blue split to any of those other three colors (split means they are carrying the ressesive gene). Two India blues split to black shoulder would produce India blue, India blue split to black shoulder, and black shoulder babies.
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    For blackshoulders the peahens will be white with brown flecks:
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    The blackshoulder peacock will have black wings with a beautiful blue shine but the rest of him will look like an India blue.

    Pieds are peafowl with white markings on them. I personally like these a lot because each bird has a unique pattern making them easier to tell apart. Also you can get pieds, whites, and dark pied (looks like an India blue but caries the pied gene) all from breeding two pieds together so it is a surprise. Also if you breed a pied to a white (that way you can have a beautiful white bird) then for offspring you will get whites and pieds!
    Here are my pieds:
    Dragon my peacock
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    Damsel my peahen
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    Then there is the classic one, the India blue, which is still a good choice too.
    Two year old India blue pair (the peacock isn't old enough to have a real train, he will get that when he is three):
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  4. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MinxFox -- your Dragon is gorgeous! I love your blackshoulder hen too -- what a pretty face. My uncle raises peafowl and my hubby has sworn that we'll never have any -- never, ever, ever -- he cannot stand their haunting calls. I love them, though, and admire everyone else's! Thanks for sharing your pics.
     
  5. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
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  6. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:Thank u so much for sharing the link and I will go and look at that database

    I purchased today..two peafowl..iam so excited..sooo...sososos.....excited

    Jumping up and down..
     

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