Is my Black Shoulder a pied ?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by valewife, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    Xerxes is 8 months old now. His neck has finally turned blue in the last week.
    Is he slow to color or might he be a pied ? He still has alot of white.
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  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope he is just young. They go through a lot of color changing since when they are chicks they are white. He is just a blackshoulder though he just is still getting color. Eventually he will have solid black wings and a solid blue neck, ect.[​IMG]
     
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will loose all that White by the time he is 2 yrs old. Minxfox is right on he is only a Blackshoulder.

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  4. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He already is and will only become more beautiful. Here is a potential look for him:
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  5. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks all.
    I'll just have to be patient.
    And if he will look as beautiful
    as 6littlechickies's boy, then Xerxes will
    be worth the wait!
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    That is a spalding blackshoulder, it may still have some white feather untill his 3 rd year. pic of a 2 yr old peacock BS some white feathers in the shoulder




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  7. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow how can you tell he is a spalding? Is it because the crest is a little tight?
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:that plus look at all that green color going down the neck, not high % but still spalding.
     
  9. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW EEEEEE! that one in the second set of pics is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What kind is it???? JEN
     
  10. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:that plus look at all that green color going down the neck, not high % but still spalding.

    I just thought that was a young peacock thing. When Alto was a yearling he had more of a green tint to his neck feathers but now that he is two he looks normal. Spaldings are pretty tricky sometimes...They either look very close to an India blue or very close to a green. I like the spaldings that look in between, much more easier to identify! Thanks deerman for explaining.[​IMG]
     

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