Strange color on a peahen........

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by chickenzoo, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I went to a friends and he had a peahen that looked like a regular IB, but her back was a Silver gray color, almost like my selfblue D'uccles blue color. What color is that?
     
  2. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    Is the hen a white eye? Is the rest of the body IB or could it be a Opal peahen? Opals have a more blue/gray color, but would cover the whole hen. Does it have any white? Picture would help. [​IMG]
     
  3. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    Just looking over some pictures, Bronze peahens can have a lighter color back, maybe looking gray-blueish
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Opal, charcoal, or white eye....my guess Opal.



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  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    One way to tell- if you noticed her tail feathers(the real ones, not the back feathers that go over the tail) were black, it probably was a white-eye. They look same as IB except for the body being silvery gray, with or without random white feathers, so their tails are black, and same green color on necks. Opal is similar to lavender/self blue in the sense the whole color is changed, everywhere. Tail is "lavender"(light to medium gray) also. I also would describe opal as being a pastel color- "soft".
     
  6. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks like a white eye peahen
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I wish I had been able to take a picture........ next time I go I'll try to take one. She looked just like a IB, just her back was the Gray/Blue color, that I noticed. I'll check the tail next time if she gets close enough. She was real close because he had caught up her chicks and she was mad....... : ) ( Her chicks looked like IB but one had a whiter throat, and their backs were a few shades lighter than average.)
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    ok well if the neck was like a blue.....white eye.


    Pic of one of my blue white eye peahens


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  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    That's close, but she was blue-er or grayer on the back than your pic shows... hehe So white eye hen probably.........
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Shade can be little different from one hen to other....mine you can even see a few white feathers on her back. Thing about white eyes even with the male can be a big differents some male will have alot of w.e. others only a few.
     

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