What does a Midnight Peahen Look like?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MinxFox, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I did a lot of searching and I could only find midnight BS peahens, midnight silver pied peahens, etc but no plain midnight peahens!

    So, I was wondering if midnight peahens look just about identical to India Blue peahens? I never realized that I don't think I have seen just a plain Midnight hen before.
    This is just more stuff I am looking up for my illustration. I have 4 more peahens to add before all India Blue varieties will be done...By all varieties I mean just the basic varieties like pied, cameo, peach, etc. I am not going to make "Bronze silver pied". Then once I am done with the India blue varieties, I am moving onto green peafowl subspecies and finally varying degrees of spalding. Maybe I will post the image once I have all of the India Blue varieties finished...The peahens I have left are Opal, Purple, Charcoal, and of course Midnight.
     
  2. JaceStolle

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    Supposibly that's what they look like
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    No that is a Midnight blackshoulder peahen. I am just looking for a regular Midnight peahen photo.
     
  4. JaceStolle

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    oh oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  5. Rosa moschata

    Rosa moschata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured I'd try searching myself, and you're right -- the pics don't seem to be out there. My thought is that since the original mutation occurred in Blackshoulders, most were simply continued to be bred with that mutation -- especially since it looks so good on the boys.

    :)
     
  6. JaceStolle

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    Are these one
     
  7. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Ahh, I was wondering if that was the case!

    Nope. Those are Midnights but they are Midnight black shoulders once again. [​IMG] I checked that site because I thought they would have photos of the hen, but no one seems to have just a regular Midnight hen. Oh well.
     
  8. Rosa moschata

    Rosa moschata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope -- Blackshoulder again. What MinxFox is looking for will look like a normal IB hen with a different shade of color on the neck -- but otherwise, the normal barred-wing pattern.

    :)
     
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  10. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok I didn't want to leave the midnight peacock illustration without a hen, so I just assumed that a regular midnight peahen would have darker green neck feathers compared to a regular India Blue peahen. [​IMG]
     

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