Peafowl Identification

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by old biddy, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. old biddy

    old biddy Songster

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    The following photos are of my beautiful peafowl family.

    Photo #1: This is Rainbow, my original peacock and daddy to six peachicks. Rainbow is about 4 or 5 years old. I am wondering if he is a typical India Blue or if he shows any Spaulding traits or color variations.

    Photo #2 is Anastasia, Rainbow's mate and mama to the six peachicks. Same questions.

    Photo #3 is Wolfgang, Rainbow and Anastasia's first hatched out clutch by surrogate chicken hen. Born May 5, 2018. Same questions.

    Photo #4 is Victoria, also Born May 5, 2018. Same questions.

    Photo#5 is Bella, also Born May 5, 2018. Same questions. (She is a Black Shoulder and I believe she is a hen...but not absolutely sure.

    Photo #6 is Sam for Samuel or Samantha - not sure of gender...born on August 3, 2018 in second clutch. Same questions.

    Photo #7 is Heathcliff or Heather - not sure of gender. Black Shoulder...born on August 3, 2018. Same questions.

    Photo #8 is Gilly for Gilcrist or Cat for Caitriona - not sure of gender. Black Shoulder ... born on August 3, 2018. Same questions. (Note: I know it looks like #8 is the same bird as #7 but actually the birds traded places just as we were about to take the photo.)

    Thanks to all for any comments - I want to be able to describe each one correctly if and when I put them up for sale.

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  2. Shadowfire

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    The last ones look like silver pied, and the first is a beautiful cinnamon-winged blue India. The silver-laced look like they might have some spaulding in them. You have very nice birds!
     
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  3. old biddy

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    Thank you - I would like to know what distinctions tell you there is spaulding in them?
     
  4. Shadowfire

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    I'm sorry! I meant the silvers second from last (green chest) look like spaldings. You can tell by their green carriage and white throat patches.
     
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  5. Midnightman14

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    Normal run of the mill india blues and india blue blackshoulders. The adult male also appears to be split blackshoulder.
     
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  6. old biddy

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    Can you confirm gender for the chicks? (photos 5 - 8)
     
  7. Midnightman14

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    All hens.
     
  8. Dany12

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    1 - IB with very small level spalding ! it's not a blue split BS! By the split BS (one gene BS) there is no outside sign of the BS mutation!
    2 - Blue peahen with some spalding (colored belly).
    3 - young male IB (2018).
    4 - peahen Blue with some spalding (colored belly).
    5 - peahen Blue BS.
    6 - young Blue female (2018).
    7 - couple Blue BS.
    8 - couple Blue BS ... male=the darker.
     
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    If it was the sign of BS split ....
    why only on the males ??
    I want to see a picture of a female blue split BS ... be a gray bird with brown pink spots on the wings!:eek:
     
  10. old biddy

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    Thanks so much, Dany12. Of course now I have so many more questions! What characteristics tell you that Photo #1 has small level spaulding?
     

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