NEED HELP IDENTIFYING

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MuscovyMadness, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone. ... I bought peachicks from a very nice gentleman in Virginia 8 months ago. I know he had Java Green and Indian Blue together along with white and I believe cameo and maybe purple.....Im still learning colors. The peachicks are maturing nicely and no issues other than unsure of exact color/gender. I'm guessing I have an Indian Blue male and a Spalding but again.....I'm new to Peafowl and have lots to learn. Any help would be greatly appreciated. On a side note both have been displaying though the brighter colored bird seem to display more.

    Attached are a few photos of my Feathered Friends
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  2. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!! First off, those birds look to be in great health, indeed they are boy and girl, both look to be dark pieds, hen might have a small amount of green blood due to the barring on her back and the male's crest looks to be that of a spalding but pics can be deceiving.

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    Ps: just in case, hen is the first 2 pics, rooster bottom 2.

    Gerald Barker
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2016
  3. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gerald....

    I can't thank you enough! My husband is going to be super excited when I tell him. When I bought them I noted a slightly different barred pattern on the wings and I was certain I picked a male and female but have always second guessed myself. LoL
    So.....just to be sure, you're saying they are Pied Spaldings?


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  4. MuscovyMadness

    MuscovyMadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and thank you so much for complimenting on their health. I was a bit intimidated initially because I read so many things about peafowl getting sick easily but these are very hardy birds I have here. Been on a game bird food with the occasional treat of good quality cat food and fresh fruit. Simple and basic.
     

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