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Hybrid Peafowl - January, 2010

Hybrid Peafowl - January, 2010
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Hybrid Peafowl - January, 2010
Old 21-01-2010

This bird is a Green and Indian Peafowl hybrid.
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A hybrid between the green and blue peafowl is called a Spalding.
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Am I right in thinking that a Spalding Peafowl is actually a stable hybrid of Green peafowl and the Black-Shouldered Mutation of the Common Peafowl? This bird shows no grey on the shoulders so is presumably a Spalding [I'm aware there are many more Blue Peafowl colour mutationsin the USA than over here, so I'm pretty ignorant on the subject]
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Spalding peafowl can breed and have ofspring, so they are not like some hybrids that are steril. Spaldings are not always the result of a green bread to a blackshoulder, as you do see some spaldings with half or almost all of the wing the blue black but the other part is striped. Normally the stripe patern on a spalding is more brown then the black and creme-white on India Blues. Also there are many varieties of spaldings. They come in about as many varieties as India Blues do from pied, purple, bronze, ect.

I do not own any Spalding peafowl, but I do have 5 peafowl which 2 are pied, 1 is blackshoulder, and 2 are India Blue. I am not sure if I will ever get spaldings...A lot are against the hybridization, I am not sure yet were I stand but I would also like to have pure greens someday, and try and breed pure greens for conservation.
Here is a bit of great info and pictures of some Spaldings:
Spalding Peafowl

If you are just curiouse about all the different varieties of peafowl that website is great for pictures and stuff about different varieties, but there are much more varieties than the website has shown. If you want anymore links for anything peafowl I can give those to you too!
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Old 31-12-2010

Thanks for the info about Peafowl varieties; I think the two natural species cannot be improved on, although I like Black-shouldered, and have kept them.
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Yeah I personally don't really like the brown kinds like peach and cameo and stuff. I like colorful peafowl not black ones and such, but I do love the white ones though, that is an exception!
 


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