Midnight Peafowl Actual Color?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MinxFox, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Well I finished illustrating the Midnight peacock and then was on Conner Hill's website to look at photos of violetes so that I could illustrate one, and then I realized that his midnight peafowl look very very dark, almost like bronze peafowl. Then I see photos of midnights elsewhere and they don't seem that dark.
    Link to the dark midnights:
    http://connerhills.com/midnight_peafowl_of_connerhills.html

    Link to TexasPeafowl's midnight photo:
    http://www.texaspeafowl.com/images/mid.jpg

    Is it the lighting or are some midnights darker than others?
     
  2. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not totally sure, because I believe the only Midnight I have is a White Midnight peachick. I will post pictures in a little bit, one of which will show a midnight blackshoulder.
     
  3. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am unable to upload all of the photos now, but here is the one of the Midnight Blackshoulder Peacock. He is young.

    ETA: Thisi s actually one of Rich Stein's peafowl. I will be posting many more pictures of his birds tomorrow since the photo uploader was not cooperating earlier.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2014
  4. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am inclined to think its lighting/camera/monitor, they look like 2 different colors and the only midnights I've seen look like Blue Creek's.
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks that is what all other photos I am finding look like, but I did see a few midnights that didn't look dark enough to be midnight. It must be the camera and the lighting, etc.
     

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