Purple? Peach???

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by hhn2002, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Purple

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  2. Peach

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  1. hhn2002

    hhn2002 Just Hatched

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    Was told she was a peach, Im not so sure. I have the slightest color blindness to certain colors but to me up close and in person i could see the slightest hint of a purple sheen which got me thinking she wasnt peach after all. Which is it?

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  2. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purple
     
  3. hhn2002

    hhn2002 Just Hatched

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    Noted, thanks.

    More opinions would be appreciated.
     
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  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with Arbor, this is a Purple hen in molt. Peach is much lighter and does not have any blue/green on the neck. Here are mine in molt.

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    Purple, Cameo, and Peach all sun bleach out badly during the summer and the new growth is quite striking when it comes in.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    She does look a lot like my purple hen.

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  6. hhn2002

    hhn2002 Just Hatched

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    Ok, thanks for the input.
     
  7. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im going with purple. She also contains green blood no doubt meaning she is a Spalding which can throw colors and patterns off in most cases. She is indeed a very nice hen,[​IMG].

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  8. hhn2002

    hhn2002 Just Hatched

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    What makes you think she has green blood? Is it the facial marking?
     
  9. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Nobody here is going to spot Green blood in birds like Gerald at Bobs Green Peafowl! He really knows his stuff and can spot body shape, length of legs, feather structure etc.

    To me I can see that there is a little yellow on the cheeks and the crest is bunched. The crest feathers look IB but still they are bunched. The other nuances @barkerg will have to share.
     
  10. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @KsKingBee is correct, the bunching of the crest as well as her lorus (cheeks) and body shape. It is common for older IB hens to develop the yellow but, that is usually evident in whites birds and BS hens. The other indicators I notice are, the size and length of her spurs. Not all IB hens get spurs and normally they are petite and short. I have yet to see a good green hen without spurs. The shape of her head as well as her mascara/markings also hints to green blood. She is not of high % green blood but, IMO does have the influence. Many people do not know that they have spaldings and assume that their flock is pure IB when in most cases the birds are mixed which is highly common nowadays. She is a very pretty hen and I would be proud to own such a bird.

    Gerald Barker
     
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