What kind of peahen is this?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by SDpeafowl, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am confused as to what kind of peahen this is? I think it is either an India Blue Pied or India Blue Pied white eyed. The reason I think white-eyed is because of the white tipped feathers on the back (they are more noticeable on the back). What do you think?
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    No clue, but she sure is pretty! [​IMG]

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  3. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My IB pied has white tipped feathers also on her back, but no WE in her. I'd say she's pied, but who knows what else she may be? She is pretty:)
     
  4. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Big white throat patch under her beak is a give away she is carrying pied. White flight feathers on both wings shows she is carrying at least 1 copy of white in her genetics. This too accounts for the extra white visible feathers on her back.
     
  5. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3birdgirlz, I have an IB hen,hatched from a black shoulder silver pied hen,,looks 100% india blue except she has white frost around the feathers on top of her back. She does NOT have a throat patch,but I know exactly who her mom is,so even tho my IB hen does not have a throat patch(making her a visible pied) or white flights,I know she is carrying pied,black shoulder,and one copy of white.She will not be sold from here,just because she has the total genetic package,,just as black shoulder silver pieds do. I'm pairing her this coming breeding season with an IB black shoulder male we have,that has white eyes in his train.I'm hoping this pairings chicks will give me IBBS chicks with two copies of w/e,,so all males will have we trains. Three other IB hens carrying 1 copy of white will be in this pen too.
     
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  6. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was meaning.....you don't know what else is hiding in a birds genetics unless you know the parents. Sounds like you'll have beautiful babies FBC.
     
  7. I might be misunderstanding you but if she is the product of a silver pied and a regular IB male she cannot be carrying both pied and white. She would have picked up only one of those traits.
     
  8. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AugeredIN,,I just posted 2 pics of her in the other thread of Birdrains sexing peafowl thread.She is the first of 3 posts I made there,she shows the white edged feathers behind her neck,and an unusually white face.She evidently has white showing and is masking b/s
     
  9. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I say IB Pied. Beautiful girl!
     
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  10. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks spalding to me...
     

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