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Yet another color question - 2 photos

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by draftiemama, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. draftiemama

    draftiemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do the yearlings have this color in the white on their cheeks? Mother is black shoulder and dad is a india blue. Unless the hen strayed...

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  2. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the colour on the males cheek looks almost like blood? Though this colouring can be attributed to diet (high corn diet can often cause the yellow too) and/or the presence of green peafowl genetics (parents may not show it, but if both carry them, they can be expressed in their offspring).
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    my peas are totaly free ranged and they eat wild flower pettles and i noticed there skin around their eyes has changed to a bright yellow so mabe it is something in their diet.

    I do have some with green blood but i still think their diet is what makes the skin look yellow
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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Zazouse, your pictures are amazing!
     
  5. johnskoi

    johnskoi Chillin' With My Peeps

    as are her violet eyes... (not hitting on her, just blown away at a pic in another thread ...)
     
  6. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she ever gets a bunch published in a 'coffee table' book, I would definately buy it!
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Ditto!
     

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