My newest additions...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by shchinchillas, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Came home with these guys today, enjoy. 1 cock and 3 hens. They are roughly 3/4 years old. I can't remember if he said they've had 1 or 2 breeding seasons.

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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Nice blackshoulders ,one hen looks like she is a bs pied.
     
  3. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty [​IMG]
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it just me or is that blackshoulder male dark looking? Maybe it is just the lighting but for some reason he looks sorta like a midnight...

    They are really pretty! I like the first picture a lot.
     
  5. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Quote:that crossed my mind as well
     
  6. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are actually right... He is supposed to be a midnight BS, and the pictures actually lightened his head/neck up quite a bit.


    Now I did see some debate on what exactly a midnight BS should look like, but he looks exactly like what other sites and people claim to be Midnight BS (threads on here, amyspeacockparadise, Legg's sight, and D&M). I did see one person who says they should look differently, however haven't seen anything come of it...so for now we're considering him a Midnight BS.


    Either way I got him and the hens at an awesome price [​IMG]. The place where we got him also has a trio of bronze-- if only I had the money to add on another pen right now!

    Deerman- Are you thinking the hen that is showing a lot more white then the others to be a pied? I wondered that myself about her. I do have a blue Pied here I can put her with, and then cross the offspring back into this male to play around and see if she is indeed pied. Should I give it a shot next breeding season?
     
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  7. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay well he really does look like a midnight. When I look at a picture of a midnight bird, what I look for that helps tell the difference between a midnight and a blackshoulder is the back feathers. On your bird they look more dark green and more yellowish. That is atleast how I identify midnights, not sure if it is a good way or not...

    He really is beautiful I hope you can get some good chicks out of them!
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    To find out she is a BS pied , just check area of all white feathers, if those are all white feather yes she is a pied.

    I would just breed her to the midnight bs , heck he could even be split pied, and she maybe midnight too.
     
  9. kokopelli_7

    kokopelli_7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really pretty!
     
  10. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're beautiful and they look healthy, too.
     

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