My find on Craigslist - Is this pic your Silver Pea hen?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by trailchick, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I was planning a trip to Arkansas in August to visit my sister the end of september I happened to look on Craigslist and there was an add for a Silver Pea Hen with these pictures:

    They were going to hold her for me & when I went to pick her up they also had this male paired up with her, for sale so I got them both:

    So now I just noticed in looking at my photos, because I saved the pics that were on Craigslist, that they were not of the hen I bought. If any one knows the photos were of their hen, Is that an opal hen in your pics?

    I dont have the sellers number or email address anymore and I can't tell if she is an opal SP or a SP. Anyone with any clues whether the last pic hen is opal? She does have very very faint light grey on the front of her neck/breast.

    The male was thin & still looks kinda rough but has been wormed twice since I got him home. The hen seemed to be in better shape.
    Still I am happy-thrilled with the find! Just dont know if I need to find an opal hen for this guy!
    Any suggestions for getting this male in better condition?
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  2. Exotics R Us

    Exotics R Us Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 18, 2011
    With the Tan tail feathers I would lean more towards Purple Silver Pied hen (last picture), First photo is a Blue Silver Pied hen

  3. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not purple, I have 3 purples,, and the color of my new hen is not tan, must have been the lighting in the picture. Will need to get a new pic without the sun glare or beam shadows.
    Am leaning toward blue, and will find out next spring.

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