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Peachick question...with pics.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by BHep, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    I hatched my first 2 peachicks... they hatched different colors. Does this mean one or more are split to another color or are they auto-sexing? I thought they were all IBs. I have added pictures of my adults.

    Cesar....
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    Penny
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    Mark Anthony ( I was told it was a male) [​IMG]
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    Cleo
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    And the babies..........
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  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I think Mark Anthony is a IB split to white and one of the babies looks like a Black Shoulder, then the rest are IB I think.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations [​IMG]

    Mark Anthony has white flights so the white pea chick came from her egg,
    i have sisters like this one is white the other is Indian blue
     
  4. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    I never even noticed that Mark Anthony had white flight feather. I am fairly new to Peafowl, I got these 4 last summer.
    Will the darker chick be IB ? Then what color is the lighter chick going to be?
     
  5. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure the darker chick will be IB and the lighter chick looks to be Black Shoulder.
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    C&Rman :

    I am pretty sure the darker chick will be IB and the lighter chick looks to be Black Shoulder.

    Why do you say blackshoulder? [​IMG]
     
  7. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why do you say blackshoulder? [​IMG]

    It kinda looks like it has gold barring on its wing. But that was just my guess!
     
  8. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the chicks is india blue the other is a blackshoulder you can tell by the tan flight feather if it was a white the flight would be white. To get a blackshoulder chick that means both parents are split blackshoulder. Mark Anthony is a hen she is a india blue split white.
     
  9. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Blackshoulder is also (if I recall) the oldest mutation in the genes, so it's probably one of the more common to find IB split to without anyone knowing. There's no real good way to tell when an IB is split to something (other than something with white, because that shows in the flight feathers), til the babies turn out different. Grats on your chicks!
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:[​IMG] Thanks for the pictures! Cesar and all his ladies are so 'purdy! The peachicks are just plain adorable.

    ~ Aspen
     

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