What color is this? Pic heavy

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by missevie, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. missevie

    missevie Out Of The Brooder

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    I had posted these two almost a yeqr ago, and everyone agreed on IB. Um...no.lol. They have no blue on them, only green. So... At 1.5 years, what are they. They are a male and a female, but I dont know anything more than that. Cocks name is Herc the Jerk. Hen is Hera ( I know, original right?)

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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I only see females where is the male?
     
  3. missevie

    missevie Out Of The Brooder

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    The second pic. That is Herc.
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    See my 1 year old girl does not have any blue either
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    But my 1 year old male is getting lots of color
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  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not a pea expert but I agree with Zaz, they are both hens. 1 year males also have spurs and it may be the pics but I can't see any.
     
  6. missevie

    missevie Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful birds. So you think they both are blues? I saw a pic of a blue male and it said he was 6 months, and had a fully colored neck. I never questioned what color those two are because everyone, the experts, all said blues.lol. Making me feel like an all together newbie again
     
  7. missevie

    missevie Out Of The Brooder

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    But he has brown primaries and barred wings? At 1.5 years, I have no clue what color these two are
     
  8. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you should be able to find a IB cock for pretty cheep and have a nice trio next spring.
     
  9. missevie

    missevie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a green spalding male and a silver pied cock. I am good on males. I actually want them to be girls, but according to the big time breeders on here they are male and female.
     
  10. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    agree with everyone else, two IB females. They do tend to have a greenish coloring on their neck (as opposed to a true blue color).

    And if you are talking about this post from last year https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=410658&p=1 I think everyone had said females at that point too.

    for comparison, here is a yearling IB male...same male just different angles, looks a lot more blue in one than the other pic.

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    here's one with a yearling hen in the back, then the male and a pied male as well. all are yearlings.
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