Is this a cameo or purple male?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Barney47, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Barney47

    Barney47 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a new poster and peafowl raiser but I have read alot of the posts and read one recently that said a purple hen would show blue or purple on the neck while a cameo would not. Does this hold true with the males also? The reason I ask is I bought some eggs on ebay this past summer(2010) and hatched one that I believed was a cameo white eye. The only other possibility would be a purple pied white eye. The reason for this difference may be because the ebay seller marked his cameo white eye with a 9 and his purple pied white eye with a 6 so I may have read it wrong. I also looked at some pics at coxfowlfarm and my male looks pretty much like a purple pied white eye on this site. What does anyone think and is the second picture I have a purple hen? You don't see much color on the neck but there is some blue there. Thank you much.

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  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it is definitely not Cameo because cameos do not have any shiny coloration in their necks.
     
  3. Barney47

    Barney47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  4. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jack
    It a purple pied male maybe white-eye
     
  5. Barney47

    Barney47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats kind of what I thought. Thanks Doug
     

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