Midnight Questions

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AugeredIn, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. So, is there any way to distinguish birds split to midnight? Are there giveaways in the hens?

    The bird below was sold as a blackshoulder split to midnight but is certainly darker in the neck than normal blues. The train is more blue looking.
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  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Blackshoulder Male split Midnight he looks just like a Blackshoulder now the hens you can not tell them apart Midnight B/S and Blue Blackshoulder look the same.
     
  3. Thats what I thought, this guy just must be slightly darker than normal. The picture does not show the difference well.
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Resolution

    Resolution Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:This bird is a product of hybridization with green peafowl (note glossy and iridescent greater marginal coverts, elongated crest and slight scaling in neck).
    It's beautiful whatever it's mutation pedigree may be.
     
  6. Now thats interesting! I never considered that possibility.
     
  7. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say not a midnight, just looks like a dark blackshoulder. My midnight is a completely different shade of blue
     
  8. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think this bird has been bred to a green looks just like mine but I'm no expert and really don't won't to be. I have just bred and raised lots of Peafowl so I would say the scaling look on the neck is just how he's holding it. But I could be wrong, is his neck smooth?
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:I don't think this bird has been bred to a green looks just like mine but I'm no expert and really don't won't to be. I have just bred and raised lots of Peafowl so I would say the scaling look on the neck is just how he's holding it. But I could be wrong, is his neck smooth?

    I don't see any signs that its a spalding.
     
  10. Looking at him more closely I see no scaling close up. I think he is just a little different color blackshoulder. We will see what his kids look like in spring!
     

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