Pics of 2 month old...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Frosty, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2008
    This is my 2 month old, he/she does appear to have lost a lot of the red tint. It never really got wing barring, but does have a barred tail. It really hates to be held, and manages to get me with a sloppy pile of stink no matter how careful I am, so please excuse the positioning in this pic, it had just got me [​IMG]


    I had just moved it to a new, roomier pen. It still isn't sure about this... the pen is about 5' long by a little over 2' wide. Not huge, but the best that I can do in the house.


    Is this a normal looking crest for a 2 month old?


    Any updated guesses on color?
  2. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    Fort Collins, CO
    Looks kind of like a purple hen to me. But I'm no expert.

    I'm pretty sure this one is purple. But her parents threw some strange babies this year so we have to wait it out to be able to tell for sure. :)


    Yours could also be Cameo maybe, but I've never seen them in person so don't quote me. She definitely looks lighter in color than an IB.
  3. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    I agree with Maddie, looks a lot like a purple, pics are a little off with the colour, but thats my guess too.
  4. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    East central Illinois
    Straight purples tend to resemble a sandy color of red,,IB hens looks like a dirty brown in color.Your 2 month old appears to be a hen.Barring would be very noticable on the flights of the wings by now if a male. I only have 2 straight purple hens,rest are purple pieds and purple b/s hens but one coloring diffrence I noticed this summer was the diffrence in pigment on feathers as new ones grew in,they were a lot darker than the older ones.I think sunlite fades them,my Bronze hens looked the same about mid July,,darker feathers came in around much lighter colored ones that were much older and hadn't yet dropped.

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