what does everyone breed there sp to

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by jimmythechicken, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    we have a silverpied cock an want to get him a few girls what colors or patterns should we look for.we do not want any ib debbie does not like that color.we are thinking either white hen or silverpied hen .any other suggestions.thanks jim
     

  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

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    What color Silver Pied is your male???
     
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  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Ok if you don't want any peachicks that will look blue....only white hens..any pied hens will produce dark pied,which will look like a blue with whiteflights.

    If you use pied of other colors or patterns, those birds when they get breeding age will produce new colors or patterns, but will look like blue pieds,white, and blue dark pied. He will produce some white eye no matter what hens are used.

    If you use any sex link hens(peach,purple, or cameo) only the male chicks will be split to that color.
     
  4. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
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    steve he is not split to any thing they said his neck is blue on the front an green on the back here are some picks.
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  5. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

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    He is a Blue Silver Pied so if you put a White hen on him you will get Whites and Blue Pied White Eyed's. ( In Both Sexes ) now if the White hen is split to something, I forget how that works and with out good record keeping you will not know if the hen is split to something until you start hatching strange looking chicks. If she is out of a Silver Pied if I remember right you will hatch some Silver Pied's but don't quote me on that.
     
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  6. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    i think we are going to get 1 white hen an 1 sp hen.then next year we will start the purple pen what color peacocks have trouble in the cold?is it java or emerald debbie loves the green ones so we may try to buy some eggs next spring but dont want to get anything that can't handle the cold.
     
  7. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

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    Sometimes Green Spaldings can be pretty High Stung and flighty, if you get some buy them young 2 to 3 months old then they may not be as Flighty but the Higher % Green the Flighty they are. some people like to buy and have eggs shipped but I don't have much luck with it but I have never bought Peafowl eggs just chicken eggs. I like to see the birds that I am buying so I can see for myself if there is anything wrong with them. If I was to do it again I wouldn't get greens but that is me I like the Pieds and Purples myself.

    Steve
     
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  8. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    if we get them we will be hatching them ourselves we are going to build another peacock pen in the spring an we are just trying to decide if we want to do green or purple.
     
  9. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

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    I added to my last post about eggs and Greens.
     

  10. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    ya i have heard alot of people sayng the eggs are 3/4 java an you get 1/4 java.debbie loves the pieds as well i think i will take your advice an get a white a sp hen this fall.then get a pair of purples next year an then she can play with them an try to get her purple pied that is her fav.an even a purple white eye.then in a few years we can look for some greens.
     

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