spalding or green ?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by paun711, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. paun711

    paun711 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    What was he sold to you as? How old is he?

    I don't think he would be a Javanese... He has a nice colorful face, dark grey legs, light colored flight feathers instead of rust/orange colored flight feathers, his crest looks small but I am guessing it was picked at or he molted and is re-growing fresh feathers. His head looks to be the right shape too (triangular instead of circular) Is he taller than your India blue peacocks? The only thing is I think the blue on his wing feathers should be a little brighter if he is an Imperator, but it could be the lighting. I don't want to say I am 100% sure, but I think he is an Imperator or a Burmese but that is just my guess. I don't see anything that says Spalding to me.

    I see you are in Romania. Reinhold is in Europe near the border to Switzerland. He has lots of nice green peafowl: http://www.pfauenfarm.de/Home-English/Our-Peafowl/our-peafowl.html

    In fact I hope Reinhold replies to this topic. He can tell you for sure. I really like the face on your peacock though. It is very colorful!
     
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  3. casportpony

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    He's very handsome!

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  4. paun711

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    Thanks for your opinion. Regarding Reinhold is a true breeder and I have corresponded in the past with him. His site is a reference for green peacocks. It is very difficult to buy authentic green peacocks. For reference this is Reinhold.
     
  5. paun711

    paun711 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you very much
     
  6. Pfauenfreund

    Pfauenfreund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Florentina,
    it is very difficult with the above pictures, because the light is not good and the angle makes it difficult too.
    Based on the pictures it could be a pure green, but we should not discuss about any sub-species. It is for sure not a spicifer.
    I would say it could be a pure green but on one picture I see the back of a hen. I expect it is black shoulder hen. When I see that a breeder is doing such a thing and producing hybrids than I’m very, very carefully.
    Many regards
     
  7. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. FrankYLegend

    FrankYLegend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I bump this, but it does appear that male is a pure "Green Peafowl" be that composite or whatever. There is nothing in that bird that would suggest hybridization. That said, faded colours could indicate inbreeding.

    @Dani that site's definition is just absurd. Green Peafowl is 3 subspecies or complex of species or whatever you choose to believe.
     

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