What Peahen should I get, I have some questions. Gentics ? also.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Joe.G, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I currently Have 3 Peafowl and they are all about 8 Months old,
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    Male India Blue,
    Male Black Shoulder IB,
    Female Green Spalding,
    I would like to add another Female, I may try my hand at hatching a few babies, I know mine are not old enough yet but that is fine I can wait, I would like a nice looking female, and I would like a female that will produce a nice Peafowl with my males.
    Can you guys also tell me what the combos may produce,
    I have no idea what mine would produce with there current female either. Thanks
     
  2. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either male bred to the hen will produce spalding offspring with low % of green genetics. The blackshoulder male will produce offspring that will be split to (or carries) one copy of the blackshoulder gene. If you like the blackshoulder variety, you probably would add a blackshoulder hen if you want to produce more.
     
  3. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would Like a nice looking hen, I don't plan on getting into breeding to much, I may just play around a bit. I don't care for the BS Hen to much, I would like to get a Silver Pied Male, Maybe I should get a Female Silver Pied.

    You say mine would be a Spalding, But what would that look like as far as a male, Would it have a Blue Neck? I am still confused when people say spalding, I am still not sure 100 % what it is.
     
  4. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    spalding is a hybrid name for any offspring that carries both blue and green peafowl genetics. You say your hen is spalding - hens typically have more colour than a blue hen. Males will generally have longer legs, and depending on the percentage of green blood, will depend on how much green colour is in the neck. Spaldings also generally have a tighter crest, whereas blue peafowl have a more spread and open crest. any male offspring from your spalding hen and either of your males will more likely have a regular blue neck, as the percentage of blue genetics in the bird is likely to be much higher than the green genetics
     
  5. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Female is very nice looking, Her neck is a real nice green and her crest is perfect, I picked her from the other females because of her color.
     
  6. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any suggestions for a nice looking Peahen, Anyone have pic's of the ones they think are the nicest looking?
     
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    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have black shoulder silver pied hens, silver pied hens and dark pied hens but always take pictures of my black shoulder silver pied male and none of the hens we have.
     
  8. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get a chance could you snap some pic's of your different hens?
     

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