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please post some pics of your peacocks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by birdboy508, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i have 2 cameo (at least i was told they were cameo) that i will have to try and snap some pics of soon. i could really use some help with sexing them and making sure of their coloring. i'm thinking they are both hens since i don't see much of the barring on their backs like i keep seeing in the pics. anyone with cameo or other similar colored hens could you please post pics of them so i can compare! [​IMG] the head appears a creamy white but the throat down to the breast appears a light tan.

    eta: i was told at the time that they were about 5-6 months but i don't see any train feathers starting, just the main tail.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  2. farmergirl96

    farmergirl96 Out Of The Brooder

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    WoW. These pics are amazing!!
    Can't wait to get my own!
    ~Hydrangea
     
  3. Resolution

    Resolution Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dany, what happened with the red fox?
     
  4. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He left, but my neighbors told me that the hunters killed two foxes the last weekend .I believe that only females with young people at home are dangerous to poultry.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:All foxes are dangerous to poultry but females with kits have more mouths to feed so they have to kill more or bigger prey.
     
  6. mz.candiz

    mz.candiz Out Of The Brooder

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    Bah! So jealous!!! I wish I could have some!!
     
  7. Resolution

    Resolution Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bigcreek Peafowl's Blackwinged Bronze is the closest thing I've ever seen to a black peacock. Will that breed true or is this an unusual specimen? Is this the darkest bird you've ever seen or is there stock out there that is equal or darker?
     
  8. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Resolution
    Yes, they are stunning! These birds will breed true when bred to like birds and as far as I know most of the dark winged bronze look as dark. I am presently working toward this colour and pattern combination with my first split birds being hatched this past spring. Might try a bronze charcoal cross to see if they can get any darker.
     
  9. wvchickenhouse

    wvchickenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Those are amazing! I have never seen the totally white ones... how beautiful! Thanks for sharing:)
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickie'sMoma :

    i have 2 cameo (at least i was told they were cameo) that i will have to try and snap some pics of soon. i could really use some help with sexing them and making sure of their coloring. i'm thinking they are both hens since i don't see much of the barring on their backs like i keep seeing in the pics. anyone with cameo or other similar colored hens could you please post pics of them so i can compare! [​IMG] the head appears a creamy white but the throat down to the breast appears a light tan.

    eta: i was told at the time that they were about 5-6 months but i don't see any train feathers starting, just the main tail.

    This is my 3 month old cameo hen.
    [​IMG]

    I have 1 male peaock with a train like a 3 year old and he just turned 2, he had a train full of eye feathers at 18 months but this year he is getting the fringe feathers to go with them.
    My other male is just ove a year and has 3 very tiny eye feahers so far ,
    I have learned that they all feather at out differently.​
     

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