Who's the father? White or Blue?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by amsunshine, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our first incubator peachick hatch. We got 4 out of 5 chicks (the 5th one was fertile but the chick could not make it out of the egg) - 100% fertile though.

    We have 2 peacocks - 1 blue and 1 white. And 2 blue hens. All of this batch of peachicks look like this. Can you tell me if at this point that there's a chance that our white guy fathered any of these? Or does it take longer to tell? Thanks in advance.
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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    do any of the babies have white wing feathers?
     
  3. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. :(
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like the blue one rules the roost, you still getting eggs? we are done down here in the south .
     
  5. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if we are or not. They free range so perhaps there's a nest somewhere. We couldn't find our peahen for 9 days and suspected a nest, which we found. We wanted to get the mama and her eggs into the barn, but didn't get her captured successfully in the middle of the night (dratted full moon), so we had to put the eggs under a broody chicken hen we had. But she didn't sit very well though she was happy to get the eggs at first. So we fired up the incubator and went that way.

    Not surprised that the blue would rule. He's been here longer than the white, and is older. Thanks for your advice.
     

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