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IB BS or Bronze BS....Any guesses?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by DylansMom, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017 Premium Member

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    Thank you, I was close. Hard to keep everything straight, when you have this many I wrote it down from your PM, but I wrote it down backwards. [​IMG] I would love to see a pic, are Bronze BS hen chicks darker as well?
     
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  2. snowshoe

    snowshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I try and wing band everything I keep and try to have an accurate record as to what it is, that is why I left you know what the one bronze hen was, I know I found out my purple dark pied male is split to black shoulder this year, from the chicks that hatched from that pen, I knew my one purple hen was split to BS. I will get some pictures of my BS chick from the bronze pen when I move it from brooder in garage. I kept it to go with the spalding chicks I hatched from your eggs being they are out of a bronze BS hen.
     
  3. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017 Premium Member

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    So does that mean my 2 purple hens, from your eggs last year could be carrying BS genes? That could be interesting! I also kept a male spalding from this year's hatch, since he is split Bronze & BS, I thought he would go well with the bronze from you, I am thinking at this point that 3 of those 4 are hens! I get really lucky with your eggs as they seem to be mostly hens, where mine are mostly males. [​IMG]
     
  4. snowshoe

    snowshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are out of my dark pied purple male that has to be split BS from the chicks that hatched this year, but the hen that I know is split BS was in with a Purple BS male that my nephew had that he got from me last year so they are not out of her some thing killed his male early spring this year is how I got the hen back.
     
  5. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017 Premium Member

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    Resurrecting this one to see if anyone changes their mind. This chick is 13 weeks now and I'm convinced it is a Bronze BS male, I think I have sort of persuaded Q8 that it is as well. Anybody else have an opinion? [​IMG]

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  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Wish I could help you but sadly I am just too much of a novice. But the joy of keeping peas! It is so cool to watch the beautiful juvenile feathers as they morph into adult plumage. I kind of hate to see some of those beautiful laced feathers fade away but knowing that they will be replaced with even more astounding beauty is just awesome.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    My IB-BS looked very different at 13 weeks, so based on that, I would say he's not IB-BS.

    -Kathy
     
  8. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017 Premium Member

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    What has me convinced is the gray coloring, no IB BS I've ever raised has had this gray color.
    He came from @snowshoe so I am hoping he will add his 2 cents on what I've got???
     
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  9. casportpony

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    Can you get some close ups of the gray color? I'm just curious. :D

    -Kathy
     
  10. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017 Premium Member

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    I don't know if these are close enough for you? I do know that on every IBBS male I've had these dark feathers were showing some green color by now, but these are a dull almost ash or charcoal gray color. Same for the dark markings on the wings and tail, no black just gray.
     
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