India Blue split to white not growing eye feathers?

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  1. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!

    One of my peacocks, an IB split to white (he has white flight feathers and white throat latch) is 2 years old now and has yet to grow any eye feathers.. my other peas his age do have their first real trains coming in this Spring but he just has these green sheen feathers with no eyes [​IMG] has anyone ever experienced this before? Is he just not going to get any eye feathers?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have pictures of him?
     
  3. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take some tonight when I get home from work!
     
  4. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of his front .. he's the bird in front .. you can kind of see the green sheen on his back but I'll have to get a good picture of his "train" when I get home from work tonight
     
  5. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's normal, next year he will get his first real train.
     
  6. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang, I thought by two years he should at least have a few eyes like his "brothers"
     
  7. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some could have long trains almost like adult trains at 2 years old and some wouldn't have any single eye feather at that age, its normal.
     
  8. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he was hatched later than the others he might get a couple within a few months but, dont count on a 2yr old to have eyes most will have a couple but Ive had quite a few not get them until 3yrs old. At 3yrs old he should have most of his eyes maybe with a few juvenile eyes and at 4yrs+, full train no excuses.

    Gerald Barker
     
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  9. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see so it seems like I just have a late bloomer on my hands [​IMG]
     
  10. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rule of thumb with trains is you can expect a full adult train when they are 3 years old. Some males will get it sooner some will get it when they are three.
     

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