Peachicks-This one looks odd!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by melaniem14, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. melaniem14

    melaniem14 Just Hatched

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    Hi there!
    Our peacocks gave us two incredibly cute peachicks. Question is, what's with the yellow one (seems white but has a few dark spots coming in) and the other well, who knows! Anyone that can help would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a Black Shoulder peachick. Some people own Indian Blue peafowl that are actually split (crossed with) to Black Shoulder. When bred together you get a Black Shoulder and Indian Blue peachicks.
     
  3. melaniem14

    melaniem14 Just Hatched

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    I'm so sorry, we are new at this!
    What is the difference between a black shoulder and a blue? These are the parents, her mother was white. We have no clue about him. So is it a boy then? [​IMG]
     
  4. melaniem14

    melaniem14 Just Hatched

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    And also, why is it white not brown? Sorry for so many questions but thank you!!!
     
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    You're fine. Those two are Indian Blues probably split to Black Shoulder. Black Shoulder chicks will hatch out white. Then they will begin to get color. Females will go through small color changes while males will go through a significant color change. A Black Shoulder hen looks like a white hen but with a charcoal gray on her back, black tail, brown neck, sometimes with a little bit of green on the neck. A Black Shoulder male looks like an Indian Blue peacock but instead of a barred shoulder they have a solid Black Shoulder.

    Here's a link to a website with a bunch of photos of the different colors and patterns with peafowl. To find Black Shoulder click on Indian Blue and then choose Black Shoulder. http://peafowlimagedatabase.weebly.com/colorspatterns-start-here.html
     

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