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stacir



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:35 pm Reply with quote

I found him in town, and he has been living with us since last Spring. No one knows where he came from. After doing some research, he looks like he might be an IB spaulding? He does have some yellow on his cheeks and has some green in his neck?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:47 pm Reply with quote

He appears to be basically India blue to me Confused
But some of my India blues were not exactly purebred Embarassed
But he is NOT like my green spaldings

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:56 pm Reply with quote

OK thanks. Just wondered because he does have some yellow on his cheeks. I have two black shoulder males and they only have white on their faces. Is the yellow coloring just something that occurs in some IBs?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:20 pm Reply with quote

Actually my 23 year old regular black shoulder peacock has trace of spalding
in him but he is WAY different from my genuine black shoulder spalding peacock.
Old Midnight, the Killer Peacock, has tiny shark tooth shaped spurs like the
India blues but the spalding has longer round rooster spurs. He also has
long legs and long neck.
My green spaldings are tall, lean, green and mean.
A "spalding" is supposed to be 75% Java green.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:36 pm Reply with quote

So he may possibly have some green in him, just not much?

What are the defining characteristics of a true spaulding?
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mustangkid



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:50 pm Reply with quote

Any Blue bird with even a small amount of Green in them is considered a Spalding. Once the Green is in the line it is in the line. Emerald was a bird that was said to have 25% Blue and 75% Green blood.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:37 pm Reply with quote

He looks almost identical to our Spalding, which we know is 25% green. The yellow cheek is your first clue, as IBs never have yellow on their cheeks. This bird's legs appear to be long. Yes? If you have another photo of him with a full crest, that would also be interesting to see. I think he's Spalding. His color is a bit more on the teal side, which often happens with the Spaldings. Congrats on getting him - he's a looker!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:49 pm Reply with quote

I will see if I can get some more pics.
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