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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by snowshoe, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. snowshoe

    snowshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought eggs off of Deerman on Ebay two years ago that were suppose to be Purple pied and the top bird is the only egg that hatched I say it is a purple bs but was wondering why it neck is so dark brown for a 2 year old male I am comparing it to the second picture which is my yearling purple pied and I have a yearling purple dark pied and they have so much more color in neck and was wondering if I am right that it is just a purple bs and will have all it color as a three year old [​IMG]eck[​IMG]
     
  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am not sure, I thought that PBSs had more of a solid shoulder and no brown on the neck. Maybe you have a knew mutation, he is beautiful either way.
     
  3. snowshoe

    snowshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that regular BS take to the third year to get there full color but this bird at two I thought would have more color I did get a purple bs chick out of it with one of my purple hens this year and 4 purple chicks
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look a little strange, but the Purple B/S take a while to color out (3 yrs) Go to Amy's website www.amyspeacockparadise.com
     
  5. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful !![​IMG]:weee
    I love the purple ones
    Cant wait for my young purples to get some color, thank you for showing the pictures.

    left - spaulding pied; middle-PBSSP, right - PP
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  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    The father was a purple pied split bs, hens in the pen were purple bs,(2) purple bs pied (2)
     
  7. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow what beautiful birds [​IMG] Their coloring is spectacular.
     
  8. Exotics R Us

    Exotics R Us Out Of The Brooder

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    purple blackshoulders just take longer to color out 3 to 3 1/2 years.

    Ricky
     
  9. snowshoe

    snowshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for info
     

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