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  A YOUNG PEACOCK NAMED SUN SPOT
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D C T
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:40 am Reply with quote

On July 4, 2008 three peachicks were hatched from parents that are green spalding. Thefather
seems to be a leftover from somebody's production of white spaldings Confused but the mother
has richer genetic diversity (do NOT dare to call her a mutt) The two female peachicks are
green but the male was white when hatched just like my other white spaldings with NO
white parents (green with reccessive white allele) But when he grew a blue/green
feather at the base of his neck as a yearling I named him Sun Spot. He has a very few
colored feathers among his pure white ones.
I hope to breed him in the 2010 season unless something prevents it.
I was within a hair breadth of selling those three (the case of the vanishing customer) Confused
but am very glad to still have Sun Spot with vague hopes of breeding something new
and beautiful Cool or at least trying to do so

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:12 pm Reply with quote

What will you pair him with?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:18 pm Reply with quote

If you could smell something burning Wink it was my brain overheating as it weighed
the possibilities Laughing I have two white spalding peahens, plenty of green spaldings that
have that reccessive white allele, and Sun Spot's two green sisters. As well as their
mother, Malice. Malice earned her name when she made both of my wrists bleed in just
one surprise attack Shocked which caught me unprepared Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
Sun Spot's father, Tinker/Stinker also wants a piece of his keeper Shocked but is getting
old. I wonder if Sun Spot will attack me when he gets more hormones or if he will be
in the extreme MINORITY of peacocks that never attacked me Confused
I seem to run a home for dysfunctional poultry Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:08 pm Reply with quote

Peafowl orthopedist or people orthopedist with peafowl? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:14 pm Reply with quote

Tarzan,
just type orthopedics for poultry into any search engine and see what you find besides my article at UPA website knowledge base.
I am a retired Tae Kwon Do instructor

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:55 pm Reply with quote

I seem to run a home for dysfunctional poultry

DCT, that's too funny. Bless you for keeping the socially challenged ones. Our peas have always been extremely friendly, but the Bourbon Red Turkeys were quite the opposite.

Sounds like you have several options for breeding SunSpot. Will you let us know your decisions? Love the name SunSpot. I was squinting at your new avatar (reading glasses ran away from my desk) and it looks like that hen is putting on her black belt.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:31 pm Reply with quote

Featherhead,
I try to put the FUN in the dysFUNctional Cool but I do end up keeping my
orthopedic failures Embarassed as well as the blind. There are two females in male
plumage also occupying pens and eating at my expense Confused
The peahen who is eclipsing Everest in the avatar is named D'white Peahen.
I have sold D'white Peahen because she lays a long skinny egg. Her very first
egg did hatch her only live offspring--also the only peachick with two white
parents ever hatched on my property.
Years ago I had some large bronze turkeys but sold them because the pain of
having knee hit by the 35 pound tom was just too much Shocked
But I do have a bantam rooster that was brought here as a baby chick so that
I could repair his displaced Achilles tendon (the treatment was a success but
I got stuck with the patient) Confused Confused Confused who has very ungratefully whacked my
knee Rolling Eyes but I did punish him by taking him away from his hens and putting
him in a back pen which he shares with a bad peacock and a full size rooster.
As for Sun Spot who will be two years old on July 4......so far he is showing his
fan more often now that he found out how to use it. He is still with his two green
sisters. I hope that I can sell some peafowls to make penspace for breeding.
My long departed Mother told me "do not count your chickens before they are hatched"
and this can be applied to Sun Spot's offspring

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