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WANTED.... PEA-BRAINED BYCers

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Sir Birdaholic, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I have a question for all of the Peafowl knowledgable folks out there. I have a Purple male & 3 Purple females. The male has bronze flight feathers. is this normal for a male, or is he showing signs of being split? None of the hens have them.

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  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    When you said pea-brained I thought you were talking to me... but I guess not. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] I expect most of us goof-balls will check in here! [​IMG]
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Them there sure are some funky lookin' chickens you got there......
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    They cluck real funny. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    It's normal, peacocks have flights a different color from rest of their wing. On peahens the flight/secondaries are all pretty much the same color. On blue peacocks, the flights are solid reddish/tan, on peahens the flights/secondaries are all dark brown.. the patterns remains the same on purples only the coloring is different overall.
     
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  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Thanks Kev, Should I get ALL Purple babies?
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep! all purples.

    btw the boy will grow dark brown feathers between the barred secondaries and the flights(it's black on blues). That will be normal also. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Thank you very much, Kev. [​IMG]
     
  10. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    No problem!
     

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