Need help identifying color patterns of peahens

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Peanut59, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Peanut59

    Peanut59 Out Of The Brooder

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    What color are the peahens on the perch? And the white one with blue on back of the neck? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the perched male IBBS pied.

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  2. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perched male looks like a purple pied
    Hen beside him is purple pied perhaps
    Other hen on perch is Blackshoulder, but I can't tell the base colour from that distance - might be blue, might be something else.
    First photo is a bit blurry when I zoom in, looks like a silver pied hen, possibly midnight.
     
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  3. Peanut59

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    The previous owner/breeder recently died, and this is his remaining flock. From my visits I know he had cameos, IB,IB pied, white, and IBBS. He didn't have any purple.
     
  4. Given that he did not have purple, I would say first pic is an India Blue silver pied hen. Male on perch is an India Blue pied or dark pied. He is NOT black shoulder. Middle hen is either India Blue or Cameo. Cannot be sure. Other hen is India Blue Black shoulder silver pied or maybe just India Blue black shoulder pied.

    The male on the ground is black shoulder.
     
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  5. Peanut59

    Peanut59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought the perched male would be BS due to solid shoulder coloring and no barring. What do you mean by "dark" ? Newbie here
     
  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    The hen on the roost next to the IB Pied cock looks like a Cameo Pied or Cameo WE to me. A closer picture or cropping this one would help a lot.
     
  7. Peanut59

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    Maybe these will help.

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  8. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    That does help, I stand by Cameo Pied or Cameo WE. When you get a side view or top view I would like to see that too.
     
  9. Peanut59

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    Thank you. And the hen beside her is BS?
     
  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a bit of a crowding problem, but I understand that. It takes time to get enough space for that many birds. Every night I have all my free-rangers, 36, in a 24 x 36 pen but they are out all day long and come back for feed at night. They wil be split into breeding pens soon and others sold off. If you are going to keep them contained try to provide 100 sf per bird. I know of one major breeder that has his breeders in as little space as 6 sf per bird, but obviously more is better. It is real easy for respiratory problems and cocci to get out of hand when overcrowded.
     

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