Looking To Buy....Peafowl(2016)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by msmolly, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. msmolly

    msmolly Chillin' With My Peeps

    371
    31
    121
    May 31, 2013
    Gates Mills, OH
    I would love to Buy a couple Spalding eggs to put under my India Blue peahen. Or possibly a couple 1 day old Spalding chicks- but that would have to be timed precisely and they would need to be close by. (I'm in North east , Ohio). So eggs would be preferred. I'm looking for the real emerald green/purple Spalding , (just like Q8peafowl). not pied or black- not sure what the name of that color mix is. Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    4,023
    518
    286
    Jun 7, 2013
    Idaho

    Spalding.
     
  3. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

    2,980
    388
    251
    Jan 13, 2012
    California
    @q8peafowl has so many gorgeous colors/patterns [​IMG]...

    If you are wondering how to describe a specific bird you've already seen, you probably need to find a picture and post it here, and then someone will be able to tell you what exactly it is!
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,022
    164
    191
    Apr 23, 2014
    Kuwait
    If you are referring to the bird in my avatar its a high percentage spalding peacock with at least 15/16 green blood.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. msmolly

    msmolly Chillin' With My Peeps

    371
    31
    121
    May 31, 2013
    Gates Mills, OH
    Yes Q8, I love your bird! No, actually, I am obsessed with your bird. I wanted to copy and paste a picture of your Avatar, but was afraid that might seem kind of creepy. Any way, thank you for explaining the color. I would love to find a source for eggs from birds of that coloring. Thanks, Molly
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. msmolly

    msmolly Chillin' With My Peeps

    371
    31
    121
    May 31, 2013
    Gates Mills, OH
    Yes Yes Yes! This is the coloring I am looking for. Please, Please does any one know where I can find Spalding eggs like Q8's? High percentage Spalding with 15/16 Green? Pretty Please?!
     
  7. msmolly

    msmolly Chillin' With My Peeps

    371
    31
    121
    May 31, 2013
    Gates Mills, OH
    Yes Yes Yes! This is the coloring I am looking for. Please, Please does any one know where I can find Spalding eggs like Q8's? High percentage Spalding with 15/16 Green? Pretty Please?!
    I promise I'll be really good, I'll feed it and walk it and take really good care of it......PLEASE?!
     
  8. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

    809
    196
    141
    Jun 28, 2015
    Salado, Texas
    Outstanding rooster! Bam![​IMG] Gerald Barker
     
  9. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

    809
    196
    141
    Jun 28, 2015
    Salado, Texas
    HP spalding eggs will be as hard to find as pure greens to be honest. Just some advice when it comes to greens and spaldings, there are many breeders (I will not call them out by name here as that is not fair and not what this section is about) that will sell spalding eggs and call them HP or emerald's (by the way the emerald name is way overused for lesser % birds now) and after you hatch them, you really won't know how high the % really is until months/years before you can really tell when they are colored up. Spaldings are great peas and some can fool the experts, I would advise you to buy chicks instead of eggs and from a reputable breeder that has fine Greens such as Rocking B-A-B Ranch I have some of their imported Muticus bloodline birds here and there is no comparison to Spaldings, as the breeder stock they have are fine birds and about 5 feet tall each. Contact Josh Nelson I am sure he can set you up and he ships, they do not sell hatching eggs though. I hope this helps.

    Edit: PS: Consider your climate when it comes to pure or close to pure greens. They do not tolerate the cold and start losing toes in the really cold climates so you may have to accommodate with warm shelter and heated roosts or get lower % spaldings.

    Gerald Barker
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
  10. msmolly

    msmolly Chillin' With My Peeps

    371
    31
    121
    May 31, 2013
    Gates Mills, OH
    Thank you Gerald. I have been actively hunting through the UPA Breeders web sites, and I keep coming back to B-A-B's- so not knowing anything about them previously, I'm gratified to have you recommend them. I understand the Spaldings (or Green crosses) are not cold tolerant, and am ready to deal with that- having had heated perches in the past, I can do that again. My Bird house is good and solid and freshly expanded. My new concern though- I have read that the greens are considerably "flightier". Is that true? My birds are real pets, around us and the dogs - and free ranging during the day,then coming in to be locked up at night. Possibly Greens/Spaldings etc...being more skittish would not be conducive for free ranging? Any thoughts or opinions would be welcome.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by