Back Ground information for Black Shouldered Peafowl.
Black Shouldered Peafowl are a very common and widespread mutation. The males do not differ much from the India Blue, but the hens have a much different appearance.
Type of mutation:
Black Shouldered is a pattern mutation, and is found in all major colour types.
Black Shouldered Peacock Coloration:
Males look much like those of the India Blue, except that instead of having shoulders of black and white barring, the shoulders are completely black with a bluish-green sheen.
Black Shouldered Peahen Coloration:
Hens look quite different than India Blue hens. They are basically white in colour, with much black present on the bird in splotches, and a reddish-tan patch present on the neck.
Black Shouldered Peachick Coloration:
Peachicks are light yellow when hatched, with buff or peach wings. Many people mistake black shouldered peachicks for white chicks on first seeing them. As the chick grows and matures, the male will become significantly darker than the female,