My new Peafowl.....can anyone tell me their colors?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by kbell, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. kbell

    kbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both hens look India Blue. The male is India Blue Black Shoulder. Very pretty.
     
  3. autumnmfisher

    autumnmfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm not a professional but my best guess is the hens are ib. a little dark tho - maybe mixed with something...
    the peacock is definatly black shoulder, but i'm not sure what makes his tail have that color to it.

    They're beautiful :)
     
  4. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible that they are Spaldings but I'm not experienced enough to tell. :)
     
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  5. autumnmfisher

    autumnmfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well how old are they? Its possible - anything is :)
    one of mine has spaulding in it. - its crest (the pretty feathers on top of the head) is a little normal in front - thin stick like with feather on top, and mostly java looking - thin long feather with no change at the top. I don't see that in yours, but that doesn't mean there isn't any.
    Here's a photo of our houdini's crest. the thin long crest feathers are a java feature and can show up in spaulding mixes. (Spaulding means it has some green blood in it, whatever the persentage.)
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  6. kbell

    kbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hen in the first picture is 4 yrs old, the cock is 7 years old and then the last hen is 2 yrs old. This is what the guy told me when I got them. I really like them and it doesn't really matter to me what color but wanted to have an answer if someone asked. I want to get a pair of whites one day and probably a cameo and a bronze, maybe a purple too. I just love them. Got to sell some miniature horses and donkeys to get my funds up so I can buy them when I find some. Thanks everybody!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. new 2 pfowl

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    Those hens are definitely not 100% IB, they are too dark and seem to have some rich brown on their breast/belly (unless there is something odd about the light...)
    Your new peas are all beautiful, congratulations and welcome to the pea universe!
     
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  8. The hens are both almost certainly spalding. They may also be split to a darker color given the deeper color on their breast. They look a lot like a spalding split to bronze would look like.
     
  9. Have you bred them and hatched babies? I have some IB blackshoulder birds split to other colors such as midnight and bronze and they seem to have more purple irridescense in their trains than a plain IB BS. You could have birds split to another color. You should hatch them this year and find out.
     
  10. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would agree with them being spalding, even the male. Too much colour on them to be just IB. May or may not be split to any colour, spaldings have a wide variety of colour variation even between siblings.
     

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