Pea experts, please confirm breed

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by 6littlechickies, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    We have four peachicks, gender unknown. I would sure appreciate opinions on breed/gender (if possible). thanks so much!
    We believe we have two India Blue, one white and one spalding. It's hard to see the other India blue, he/she is facing the other direction. I know the white cannot be sexed this young but any ideas on the gender of the others? If there are specific things I can take pics of to help better identify just let me know I can break out the real camera and get better shots.
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    oh and in case you are wondering, yes they ARE sitting on the back of my couch! LOL this was prior to moving them outside, i had left the screen off the top of their brooder to try to get them to come out. One of the kids needed something so I ran upstairs, when I came back down this is what we saw. Pic's aren't great as they were from the phone camera.

    thanks again. WOW, never thought pea's would be so cute, we're having such fun!
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Sorry with my eyes ,need better pic also from the top.

    Look like IB, one silver pied, or could be a loud pied.
     
  3. fgdiii

    fgdiii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you get when you cross a emerald green splading pied with a black shoulder hen?
     
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  4. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    Tried to get some better pics.

    I did notice that the blue color is starting to come in on the two IB's and that one has a more distinct barring to it. I'm guessing maybe a pair?
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    The one that I'm most curious about is the one we were sold as a Spalding but I'm not sure what it is. I can see a little bit of greenish color coming in on the back of the lower neck area.
    This is the one that is white/brown coloring.
    if there is a specific way to best photograph parts (wing, back, etc) of them just let me know, I can get some more in the morning.
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  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    the one is NOT silver pied, just a pied. even the IB neck color are green at that age untill the peacock get around year old. Then the peahen still have green neck, sorry dont see the spalding, its crest feather will be tighter.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Spalding split to pied and split blackshoulder. All look spalding different shade of color as spalding do not breed true to color, as they are crossbreeds,some take after greens, other after the blues

    I dont use the name emerald anymore ,just an old name.
     
  7. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    ok so the one that has the white on the back is a pied, not spalding? I'm referring to the one that is most easily seen in the last pic, white areas on the back. that's the one I'm confused on we were told spalding but that didn't seem right seemed like there was too much white.

    A pied would make me quite happy, i just think they are so pretty.

    thank you very much for the assistance. much appreciated.
     

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