Thor and Calypso

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Birdrain92, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    Don't Green Peafowl mature Slower than the IBs? Why would a hen a month behind the older hen turn out to be taller then the older hen. Thor and Calypso are not taller than Jadea nor Colbolt.[​IMG] New Thor trying to bite Colbolt

    [​IMG] Jadea wanting her nest back.

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    [​IMG] I think she's trying to nest because she's been sitting just like this upright wings outward for the past 4 hours.
     
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  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    From what I've seen with mine, spaldings definitely do not mature slower than blues. The spaldings have a lot more color than blues do at their age.
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    Also the other reason for the sexes is how New Thor keeps circling New Calypso and try to chase away Colbolt.
     
  4. MinxFox

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    Then where are the photos of new Thor constantly displaying for new Calypso? Peafowl work out dominance issues a lot, especially around this time of year. From all that you have said now and previously, it sounds like new Thor has a dominating personality and is feisty (probably from that green blood). Your girls are getting older and they want to establish dominance. The new Calypso is probably in that low spot to dust bathe, stay cool because it is in the shade and low, etc. My peahens will lie down in areas I have seen them nest before. That does not mean they are thinking about nesting there or are about to nest. Once you see a lot of frantic pacing the fence and maybe some clucking and some lowered wings when standing, that is when there will be an egg.

    It is said that green peafowl might be breeding age later in life like at age 3 or 4, but as far as maturing color wise, they get colorful much faster. Before they are even half the size of an adult they are already very colorful looking both peahens and peacocks.
    Rocking BAB Ranch green chicks (I wannnnttt):
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    If new Thor is taller than new Calypso, once again it is because of that green peafowl blood. Green peafowl are tall and Spaldings can be tall too. My Spalding white peahen is taller than my white peahen. I know this because they hang out with each other a lot and when they are next to each other you can tell a slight size difference in not just height but a bit in the face.
     
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    I was thinking that Spaldings sexual maturity was later. New Calypso is doing a lot of wing dropping not very wing drop but her wings hang low and laying down. Is the clucking kind of quiet single beat b...b...b...b? Because that's what I'm getting from new Calypso. Also I just want to point something out because I decided to do research on Green peafowl though I'm sure you guys already know, look at the face of the peahen and peacock in the pic. I looked at photos of peahens' and peacocks' faces and found that the male will have a black or bluish green stripe across the eye while the female has brown. I know those are greens but also look at BlueCreekFarm's peahen and new Thor's face.

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  6. MinxFox

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    I am not sure if they will lay eggs with or without a peacock though??? Anyone know? I have always wondered that but wasn't sure. I have always had males so I never was able to test this theory.


    Yeah the clucking can be like that, or even a louder version and even a peacock-like call. My Spalding white gets very loud when she is pacing and about to lay an egg. I think it is funny because you think they wouldn't want to draw attention to themselves if they are about to lay an egg.

    Generally you can sex peafowl by the stripe of feathers on their face. Yes green peahens will have brown and the peacocks will have blue, but your bird is still young without fully adult feathers and also there are some exceptions to this brown for hens blue for males rule.
    Check out this photo off of Rocking BAB Ranch's site photo gallery. This is one of their Muticus Muticus peahens. She has blue on her face not brown, yet she has round-ended crest feathers just like what a female green is supposed to have.
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    Same goes for their Muticus Spicifer Pair... The Peacock is in the back and the peahen is in the front, but both have blue.
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  7. Birdrain92

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    I would like to know that as well if a peahen would lay without a peacock. If a peahen can lay without a peacock we know that it won't be fertile. When Jadea lays I think it's funny because she does a small cluck and if you watch her tail feathers they keep bobbing down and begin to fan out. I did see a few green peafowl like that just didn't know if it was male or hen. We can't really use the crest thing I think because new Thor is a Spalding so it's a mix.
     
  8. MinxFox

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    Yes I know that Thor is not a green and so you can't use the crest rule, although Thor's crest does look like a peahen's.

    I still say Thor and Calypso are peahens. No matter how you flip flop their names or even if you re-name them, you have two peahens. So if you want chicks from them you need a new peacock or you could put them with your current peacock.

    For a new peacock I would get a three year old. Maybe a three year old pied peacock could get you some interesting chicks from Thor and Calypso.

    Problem solved. [​IMG]
     
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  9. AnimalsRmyLife

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    A Pied bred with a Green/Spalding actually does sound interesting. [​IMG]
     
  10. zazouse

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    Can't stop nature yes they will lay without a peacock.
     

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