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yellow around eyes?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by critters, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    happened to notice today that a few of my peas have some light yellow coloring
    showing up on their faces around their eyes (not in the eyes)....does anyone know what this is from??
    can't say that I remember seeing it there before .....and will the yellow color stay there?
    I have only been into peafowl for about 6-7 months so am still learning so any
    advice or hints are welcome...

    noticed this in some that are about 4-5 months old... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    That happen if fed alot of corn even in ib.....but some spalding and all greens have yellow cheeks
     
  3. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok...these are spalding so maybe thats it then...thanks...
    and they aren't fed too much corn yet....if anything maybe too little..

    will the yellow feathers fade away as they get older?
     
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  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yellow around the eyes like this?
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    This is an older IB Hen that was feral on a friend's ranch, living off the land and what little chicken scratch she could manage to sneak here and there. Wasn't sure if she has some Spalding in her, or if it was diet. But now that I have had her penned up and on game bird feed plus lots of healthy goodies & veggies (no corn or scratch) fpr almost 6 wks, the yellow patches have faded some. I need to get some current pics of her [​IMG]
     
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  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:[​IMG]. Yes i have seen that in ib...fed alot of corn.
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't feed corn and my peas don't eat flock raiser anymore unless they are really, really ,hungry and some of them have yellow skin under the eye like PeepsCA.
    I figured they had some green blood in them.
    Could that be the case deerman?
    [​IMG]
     
  8. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Do wild India blue peafowl get yellow on their face?
     
  9. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    the yellow I am seeing is like what PeepCA had shown....maybe a little lighter in color...
    but in the same area...
     
  10. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    zazouse....whats in that pan your peas are eating?? grapes? and ???
     

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