What Color is this Peachick

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by reesepoultry, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a what I believe to be a very loud IB Pied Peachick. Or is it a mixed color.... Maybe silver, IB Pied. [​IMG]

    Any thoughts would help.

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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    That is a pied, silver pied have alot more white.

    pic of two silver pied chicks,with two blackshoulder chicks. Note silver pied chicks have very little brown area.

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  3. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured so. It is a loud pied though. Not even sure how I hatched it. My IB Pied & White are yearlings. I had a IB Split white and a Black shoulder male. so not sure how I hatched out this IB Pied. Unless it is possible the white hen was laying eggs. I started getting kinda a white egg towards the end of the laying season. I susupected maybe she started laying. Is this possible. She is about a year and a half old.
     
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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Oh yes the hen could lay at that age. your split white could be one parent other parent would need to be split pied. No way to tell by looking if a bird is split pied.


    Even if your white hen layed , the male would have to be pied or split pied
     
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  5. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm....... this is a mystery peachick. Not sure how I got this color. I only had a black shoulder male of mating age. It had no white in it's flight feathers. I had a IB Spaulding split white, But it took off probably about 2 months ago now. Unless she was still fertile from him. [​IMG]

    I would have no clue how I got it..... I hatched out another one before this but it died the next day. I was so proud. It wasn't quit as white as this one though. I believe this one is going to be more pied than my male. [​IMG] Please be a female....... I would love to keep it, but if its a male it has to go.
     
  6. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Deerman, I have a older silver pied I am thinking is a female because it isn't showing and signs of color coming in on the neck. I will post a pic. If you need a better one let me know. I am thinking it is about 3 months or maybe older. Not sure it is a good enough picture.

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  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes pattern is silver pied, no color because it may be cameo. Check the feathers on its back..barring male. Can't see those feather in the pic. Looks like a cameo if so would be female if the male is Blue BS.


    One parent is split whte(white flights) Other parent split pied (no white flights). Looks like your BS male is split pied.
     
  8. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok deerman, here is some better pics of the Silver Pied. I bought this peachick I was told it was a Silver Pied. So here is a better pic of it. Also I am posting a pic of a purple peachick, I am thinking the purple is a boy.

    Silver pied: Boy/Girl?
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    Purple: Boy/Girl?
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  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    ok silver pied male ,purple little young still has barring if those barring stay its a male also.
     

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