wich colour are these two peahens

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peacock, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm wondering wich colour these two peahens are, i think the pied is white eye too, but the other hatched from my Opal pen, not sure what it is?

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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yep pied is also w/e...2nd is opal
     
  3. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the second is a blackshoulder than, because she is much lighter than my two other opal young hens, i saw a picture of a young Taupe hen, she ressenbles more that colour, thanks for the info Deerman,

    Greetz Peacock
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    no not a bs........maybe w/e hard to tell from a pic. but a w/e would have that grey cast over the opal color.
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes the second hen is opal black shoulder. I have/had them and thats exactly how they look. Some have more grey, some have more tan... rather variable.

    Here's my current opal black shoulder hen:

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  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes your is for sure bs Kev....in the first pic it looks more like a opal...don't see the flight feathers.


    Peacock......did the bird hatch out yellow if so yes bs.....i may have missed it the last two pic it does look different ..lighting
     
  7. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deerman,

    it hatched out a very light gray almost white with a gray shine on it but it wasn't yellow, normally blackshoulders also have more colour on the neck and head, but she is overal a very light grey almost dirty white, the blackshoulders i have bred from other colours are very different, are you sure the pied hen is white eye, probably because of the white patches on the back, when the weather is better i will post a pic in sunlight of her, if possible next to an opal hen from the same age,

    Greetz Peacock
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes all bs hatch out yellow . with different shades of color on the flights.....so sound like she is not a bs...the pied does look w/e but i'm not 100% because things like lighting in pics. but look at her next to a blue hen...w/e have that frost grey on them
     
  9. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Deerman,

    this is a picture of Leggs Peafowl Farm, the young hen in the middle is Taupe, mine also does not have brown flight feathers like a Blackshoulder should have. Could Opal Peafowl be Split Taupe or another colour,
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    Greetz Peacock
     
  10. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without the breeder (or someone else who knows for certain) telling us exactly which peafowl colours are used to create taupe, we can only speculate until it is done again. One source told me taupe was a charcoal purple combination, but originally I thought it may be an opal purple combination. The only thing with this though is that the F1 generation would all be indian blue in colour, but carry both other colours. THey would then have to be bred together to get the chance of a combination colour such as taupe, indigo or peach.
     
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