My first peachick!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Frosty, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2008
    Out of three eggs, so far one hatched and I found one squished in front of the hen. I saw movement in all three when I candled at three weeks, but when I did a quick check on Sat night/Sun morning, I only saw movement in one. The squshed egg looks like it quit forming, I don't know about the last egg. I may only end with the one, but the peahen started laying again so I may have another chance?

    These eggs were under a Speckled Sussex chicken, and the poor girl has been neglecting herself so I am glad that she will be off of the nest soon!

    Please excuse the dirty looking fingers, I was mowing the yard and got the grass stuff all over my hands while unclogging the mower shoot (the clover is bad this year).

    Mom looks like a Silver Pied, dad is supposed to be Black Shoulder but may be split pied. Baby has white wing feathers, the only color that I see is the milk chocolate colored spot on the back and a few tiny spots of color on the head. Is it pied? Either way, just a cutie!!!

  2. MidnightChickenLover

    MidnightChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Congrats on the chick [​IMG]
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Yes silver pied and congrats! [​IMG]

    It's not a black shoulder but since dad is one, it means this little one would be called "silver pied split for black shoulder" in the peafowl world. This one also proves the father IS split pied or white at the least.

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