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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by hollywoodchick, Jun 1, 2010.
Can someone post a pic of a one week old IB and same age Spalding, please?
The problem with spaldings.. they range fully from very similar to IB all way to very Green looking. Most are around in the middle or slightly lower. So, most spalding chicks are not going to look terribly different from IB, especially if they are 'mid range or less'.
Pure green chicks look very different, much darker overall plus their heads look longer and narrower. IB chick heads look short and "fat" compared to green chick's heads. High percentage spalding chicks can look similar to pure green chicks, being just as dark.
If you have one IB and one high percent spalding, you will clearly see a difference.
Once the crests show up in couple weeks, they will be another hint. Usually spalding crests come up in a round bundle.. even mid-range spaldings. IB crests come out either in a fan or a split looking crest(looks like two mini fan crests). Often IB crests come up swept back, spalding crests can point straight up or towards the front.
Have pics of pure Green chicks but they are fuzzy, taken with phone camera.