Sid at 8 weeks 4 days. Recommendations for a hen for him?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by allanimals21, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of Sid again. This is what Deerman said he was "Its a blue, split pied , could also be split BS." So I am really really really new to all of this. I have not a clue what alot of Peafowk talk means but I want to learn. I was wondering what color hen you guys would recommend I try and find for him and what possible offspring would be?

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  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Purple Pied Hen about 4 months old.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    If I remember right, he was from a pied, so split either white or pied. Or get any color hen you like, because the offspring will be split to color of the hen you get, except sex link them only the males will be split.

    Myself I would get a Blackshoulder, white ,or pied. Now you can use any color in those patterns. Wish you was near, I have alot of good chicks, only thing shipping would cost about 45.00 to 60.00, for one to 4 peachicks

    I start my peachicks at 35.00 and up for ones at least 3 months old. All my peachicks will be split if blues.
     
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  4. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I'm gonna give the swap a go this weekend and see if I find anything there. Also I had a local BYC'er contact me about some chicks they had. If I don't find anything I'd be willing to look at getting something ship from you. I just want to make sure I get a good match for Sid. I have to wait 2 years for it to work! lol Thanks for your help with everything so far Deerman
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    You remember how to sex them right? don't go by the tags at auction, seen many marked wrong, Oh get him about 2 or 3 girlfriends. best if you can find some at a swap, or local. I get birds shipped in but most are new colors or patterns. Hard to pay more for shipping than the birds cost.
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:very good advice Deerman!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yea I'm pretty confident I can tell males from females. I hope. I just want to make sure I get something in his age range. Wouldn't that be the best idea? That way they can grow up together? I'd like a white but I don't know for sure. Hopefully I can find something soon. Sid's a lone peachick and I feel kind of bad that he is as attached to me as he is. I think getting him a girlfriend or 3 would be best for him anyways. I can't wait to post pictures for you guys! [​IMG] Here I am all excited and I haven't even got anything yet. [​IMG]
     

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