Will my peachicks obtain any more color?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by trudigale, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. trudigale

    trudigale Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I am fairly new to BackYardChickens Forum..... but have looked over so much of the information shared here - and wow you are all so willing and generous with our information and advice!

    I purchased peafowl hatching eggs from a wonderful peafowl raiser..... she marked the eggs for me and wrote what each chick would be. I had 9 fertile eggs, 8 made it to the hatching incubator and 7 hatched! So excited! Here is my question:
    I have 2 - India blue (they look like the India Blue chicks - brownish)
    2 - India Blue Pied (they are whitish/yellowish with NO other color anywhere on their little bodies)
    1 - Purple Pied (it is whitish/yellowish with only two very small dots of cinnamon/caramel color one dot above the eye and the other between the shoulders)
    1 - White (it is whitish/yellowish with No other color anywhere)
    1 - Blackshoulder (it is whitish/yellowish with a very slight tinge of cinnamon starting to appear on one wing)

    Will the Pieds' or Blackshoulder get color as they grow? Or will I have mostly white or even all white peacocks? I am happy with whatever I get - Just find it interesting that the babies are colorless/whitish/yellowish. I visited the farm I purchased the eggs from. Each pen had two hens and one cock..... each pen was marked..... and each egg was marked with the number of pen it came from.....

    Any thoughts would be great! Thank you!
    Trudi
     
  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two india blue pieds are white, pied times pied equals some pied, some white and some dark pied. Black shoulders hatch white but do not stay that way. Could you post a pic of the purple pieds. The blues will color in normally as will the whites.
     
  3. trudigale

    trudigale Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for replying! I will get pictures tomorrow and post them. Again, thank you!
    Trudi
     
  4. pbj0206

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    Your purple pied is a silver purple pied. All the cream/white color you see will be white and those few small brown dots will be all the color they have, possibly some on the wings. Maybe just a hair more. The spot on the back will show more color than the spot on the head. That will stay the same, but basically they will be white with a little brown on the spot in the back. I had one born just like that last year. She had two dots over her eye and two dots on the back of her head and a few going down her back. The rest was creamy white. Now, she is about 85 - 90% white. It will be a very pretty bird.
     
  5. trudigale

    trudigale Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I have a few pictures of the babies --- well, not the babies but the color on the babies......
    The first one is the Blackshoulder (I will do the Purple Pied in a separate post)
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  6. trudigale

    trudigale Out Of The Brooder

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    Me again..... Here are pictures of the color on my Purple Pied.....
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    The wing has literally no color ---
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    My Blue Pieds (2 of them) have no color...... this is just so interesting as the parents for all of these babies had tons of color!

    Thank you for all of your responses. I am having a ball with this and seem to have caught "the peafowl bug"! Just want more and more and more...... [​IMG]
    Trudi
     
  7. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a very high quality purple silver pied, nice bird, or a white. The pied does not breed true some offspring will be pied some white and some dark pied as I said
     
  8. trudigale

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    Thank you! This is my first batch and I am very pleased with what I ended up with. I hope to get another batch of eggs from the same gal that I got these from. I am told that raising peachicks is similar to raising baby turkeys..... so I am crossing my fingers that I can raise the 7 peachicks up without losing any!

    Thank you for your responses!
    Trudi
     

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