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What Are These Peafowl Beauties?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Sir Birdaholic, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I got some eggs from my cousins chicken house full of peacocks & peahens. I incubated 12 eggs, 11 hatched, 2 white & 1 half white died within a few days. The other 8 are doing great! But...... I don't know what I have. Are the light, plain ones girls & the darker, colorful necked ones boys? I have 4 of each. Are they India Blues?They are about 12-14 weeks old now. He had India Blues, BlackShouldered, & 1 white male, I think.
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  2. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    in the last pic 4 males and 4 females
    not sure on color
     
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  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Thank you, The 4 colorful necked ones male? Brown ones female?
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    want to go by the barring in the feathers, see the 4 peacocks , but the first pic looks like a bronze peacock too...making it 5 ,the brown hens in that last pic do they have color in their necks....maybe purple ??


    Note the 2nd pic see how the feathers have all the barring(strips) on the back and wing that how u tell its a male, female will have lost their.
     
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  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yes, they do show a slight purple in the sun.
     
  6. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    Males are more colorful. Females more drab. It seems this is the case in virtually all bird species. Also note the difference in barring on the males compared to the females. Looks like 4 pairs. Color not sure, but don't see any black shoulder birds here, guess is that blue is correct given your post on what the potential parents were. The one that is "half white" is a pattern difference called "pied", intermixing the birds color pattern with white. The parents would have to be pied or be split to pied. If the male was the white cock, you would have IB Split to white.

    Good luck and have fun
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    last pic , start on left , 1st hen 2nd male, 3rd hen , if those hens have color feather in their neck would say purple hens.


    Now for that first pic....color in his neck ?? looks like a bronze chick male, but u should not see any green or blue feathers in the neck.
     
  8. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
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  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    think that 5th one from the left marked f is a male bronze, isnt that the one in the first pic. Lighting getting me
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:I will double check in the morning.
    Thanks for all the info!
     

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