1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

need help identifying my peahens

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by mettymet, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. mettymet

    mettymet In the Brooder

    63
    1
    41
    Jun 27, 2013
    [​IMG]
    hi ,,

    can anybody help me identifying my peahens ,,,i was told they were 2 years old ,there necks are mostly green but i can see a little blue ,,with white on there face
     
  2. pedda munnangi

    pedda munnangi Songster

    327
    12
    111
    Feb 19, 2012
    They are spalding hens
     
  3. mettymet

    mettymet In the Brooder

    63
    1
    41
    Jun 27, 2013
    thank you very much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Songster

    1,723
    91
    178
    Nov 23, 2012
    Do you have any other pictures of them where we can see their crests? They look like India Blue hens. The hen in the back has a white throat patch.
     
  5. peacockvilla60

    peacockvilla60 In the Brooder

    24
    0
    24
    Jul 28, 2013
    Texas
    I have India blues and yours looks like mine ,but if you can post a better picture we may be able to tell you what they are :)
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

    70,435
    49,811
    1,482
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    X3, they look like my India Blue hens, but I am a color novice!

    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
  7. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Crowing 6 Years

    3,033
    454
    281
    Jan 13, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    I can see why pedda says spalding, the girl in the front looks like she has that spalding "eyeliner" effect!
    Also the larger amount of white on her face reminds me of our split to bs hen.
    The girl in the back definitely has a white throat patch = not 100% ib...

    Better pictures would make this easier! [​IMG]
     
  8. peacockvilla60

    peacockvilla60 In the Brooder

    24
    0
    24
    Jul 28, 2013
    Texas
    I don't have that much experience with peacocks but : do IB peahens have the eyeliner and white face too ? Cause mine have it and the lady I bought them from told me she's an India Blue and my friend is a breeder and said is an IB and also that they have green neck not blue ...is this true ????
     
  9. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    10,061
    214
    361
    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    My IB hen, taken yesterday. She is molting and has her third eye lid over her eye. I am not sure of her age but she is at least 3 years and probably closer to 6 or more.

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: