Looking For A Wife For This Guy...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Yoda, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,
    I am looking for a wife for this guy [​IMG] Question: Is it ok to mix colors or best to breed true? I was wondering what colors would go best with him? I have him in a dog kennel til his pen is finished.


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  2. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have no idea on the breeding tips, but what a pretty boy!!! I love Peacococks, plan on getting some in two years.
     
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a B/S. (almost looks midnight but don't think so) anything Black Shoulder will work if you want B/S.

    Black Shoulder Hen

    Black Shoulder Pied hen

    Black Shoulder Silver Pied Hen
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes any BS in any pattern like Steve posted, also bs in any color like cameo , opal, and etc.


    That title , I thought who's posting for ME....[​IMG]
     
  5. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    To answer the secondary question here, it is fine to 'mix colors' but you should be informed about what that means for your birds. All the colors are just 1 breed of peafowl (the india blue) with various color and pattern mutations. For example, yours looks like it has the black shoulder (ie, solid wing) pattern and has the natural blue color. If you were to breed him to a normal pattern hen (ie, just an india blue hen with no mutation), you would get kids that look like normal india blues but they will carry the blackshoulder gene. The same goes for colors, except that the only way you'd get different color babies would be through 2 gens of breeding.

    If you want to know more about how the colors and patterns interact, here is a good place to start: Peafowl 201: Further Genetics- Colors, Patterns, and More
     
  6. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we just got 2 hens from amy's peacocks in pa probaly about 3 hours from you she has great prices an a good varity of birds she has a web site if you look her up.
     
  7. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sent an Email to Amy but so far no reply. I also sent an email to Leggs Peafarm and a PM to Deerman but they to have not replied [​IMG]
     
  8. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased my pair from Amy. She was great to deal with. However, when I sent her an e-mail interested in another bird I didn't hear anything back. Not sure if she was just busy and my e-mail got pushed aside, or if something came up.


    Either way give her a shot. I'll be calling/e-mailing her in the spring to see what she has for sale. She does have her cell number listed on the website--you may want to try that if she doesn't reply to the e-mail.
     
  9. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of doing that if I do not hear from her by Monday [​IMG] I figure I will give her a week LOL
     
  10. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    def give her a call she gets very busy an sometimes misses the email i would call an leave a message.she is a great woman.
     

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