was this some rare 'other' kind of peacock I saw, or what?

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  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    At Gerald Donnelly's reduction auction today (Caledon ON) there was this bird, not for sale, that I would say was closer to a peacock than anything, but was definitely not "a" peacock. I don't have pix, but...

    ...it was maybe half the size of a peacock, with a similar but not identical 'crown' of antenna-y feathers atop the head. The neck and chest were mainly sapphire blue, with large patches of all other bright metallic jewellike colors on various parts of body. The tail was not long - probably as short or shorter than a peahen's tail, and broader - and was a uniform metallic orange.

    It was absolutely the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, like if you gave the finest jeweller in the world a billion dollars to commission him to make a living bird.

    Not that I'd ever own such a thing, but, I am really curious, does anyone have any idea what it was I saw? If not a peacock of some sort I guess maybe some rare pheasant maybe??

    Thanks,

    Pat
     
  2. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male Impeyan Pheasant.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    deerman, is tha a pic of a female?
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    link to male first pic,
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Aha! You are telepathic [​IMG] That is exactly it! (And clearly I misremembered where on the bird the large area of blue was located [​IMG])

    Thank you! [​IMG] What a =gorgeous= bird.

    Pat
     

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