What is he?

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  1. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told he's Black Shoulder with a "splash" of Java Green. He is around 2 years now, what do you think? I bought him from a breeder when he was 1.


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  2. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it is a Spalding Blackshoulder(or is it now called Redbuff?) with a small amount of java green blood.
     
  3. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, thats what I got told if I remember back! I was just checking [​IMG].

    Sorry but what does Spalding mean?
     
  4. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I call him pretty! LOL.Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome.
    Spalding means it has green blood in it. They are hybrids between Indian Blue birds, or any color mutations, and a green bird. I am sure others can go into more detail about that, but that is basically what it is.
     
  6. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both!!
     
  7. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gorgeous, is what he is.
     
  8. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Redbuff was a name given for the colouration of a blackshoulder spalding hen. Some say there was some cameo genetics involved. I hatched a young male this year I would consider Redbuff - his colouration as a chick (up to 6 or 7 months) was reddish cameo in the lighter parts of his feathers. Now he is starting to outgrow this and developing more normal blackshoulder spalding colouring.
     
  9. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for clearing that up Arbor. Could you please post pictures of them. I am pretty sure I have a redbuff peahen.
     
  10. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem. Redbuff is generally an outdated term, though some still use it as it still very much describes a specific colouring on some Spalding blackshoulder hens. I have yet to determine what the difference in the male would look like. I don't have any current pics of my male, but below is a link to Texas Peafowl's photo of a Redbuff hen from 2012. My male looks very similar, though he is split to cameo and opal and has more "manly" colours developing on his neck.
    http://www.texaspeafowl.com/DSC_4298spbkhen12.jpg
     

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