need help on what kind of peafowl this is

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by pittmanbirds, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    hello we hatched this peafowl this year, July 2016. we are trying to figure out what kind will be when it matures, the breeding pair that this one was hatched from were Indian blue (as pure as can be no white flight feathers). this breeding pair also hatched a cameo. any help with this would be appreciated, thank you (also does anyone know if it would be male or female?)

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  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Well, your 'pure as can be' Indian Blue parents are both split to Black Shoulder and Cameo. The bird in question appears to be a Cameo BS hen.
     
  3. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you out of curiosity how do you figure that out, im newer to peafowl and trying to learn as much as possible
     
  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    You said that they produced that BS chick and a Cameo chick. To produce a Black Shoulder chick, both parents have to carry the BS gene. To produce a Cameo chick the cock must also carry the Cameo gene.
     
  5. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, do you by chance have any idea how to sex white peafowl about 2 months old
     
  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    The most accurate way is DNA testing, costs around $20.
     
  7. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a spalding BS hen to me,[​IMG]. Gerald Barker
     
  8. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The label is not full it lacks one color!
     
  9. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you mean label is not full lacks one color? New to peafowl trying to learn as much as possible
     
  10. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black shoulder is a pattern ... not a colour !
    There are something like 12 different colours .... Purple .... Cameo .... Midnight ... etc .A peacock has always one colour + one or more pattern + eventually a certain percentage of green blood ( spalding ).
    If they say your peahen is a Black shoulder .... which colour ??? the really name is Blue Black shoulder. And like Gerald say there is a little bit spalding ( very few ) because she is a little brown.(a pure Blue Black shoulder would be creamy white) .

    Almost always one color + one or more pattern.
    http://rockingbabranch.com/peafowl/peafowl-photo-gallery/
     

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