Pea chick hatched July 17, 2014/Color?/Gender?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by seabreeze, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hen is white and we believe the cock to be our purple black shoulder (???) and not our India blue. The Purple though smaller is very dominant over the blue and chased him away this breeding season, hence we think its our purple cock as sire. (our peafowl are free range). We did coop the hen once she hatched the chicks.

    What color will the baby be and do you think its a cock or hen? I am guessing cock but what do I know ROFL

    Also going to put in a couple pics of hen and cock, parents.
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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations - cute baby! And lovely parents too!

    Are those question marks because you're not sure he's the poppa or you're not sure he's BS?
    Just asking because neither of your big boys are visually black shoulders.
    Your purple fella seems to have very pale wing barring - or is that just the lighting?
    And are you sure he's purple? Not my department but he looks pretty blue.

    I do think your little guy is a guy! I have no experience with purple so I'll leave the question of his color to others.
     
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  3. If the Purple BS male is dad then it is a male IB split purple and split BS. It could not be a hen as it would be purple. It looks like a boy anyway.
     
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  4. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    So do you think one of those males is BS?
     
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  5. Oh, I am sorry about that. I completely missed you were showing both males. No, nether is black shoulder. The chick would not be split BS.
     
  6. DylansMom

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    If that Purple male is split BS, is it possible that the chick could be split BS as well or not? I would have thought it was possible, but I'm no expert.
     
  7. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi…I'm pretty sure the one cock is a purple black shoulder…that is what I was told when I bought from a peafowl farm in the midwest. Here is a better pic of him compared to the India blue. You can see he is definitely purple necked.

    I am curious, is he NOT a black shoulder?

    Many thanks!
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  8. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Definitely not a BS. He looks purple, but those stripes on the lighter wing feathers mean he's no BS.
     
  9. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a "black shoulder" male that has the same coloring as yours, I bought him as a young chick either purple bs or just bs, don't remember which, but as a chick was colored as a bs. He's 2 this year and looks like yours, 1/2 black shoulder. A new twist on split BS?
     
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