Black Shouldered Peafowl

Blackshouldered 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 Shoulder is a pattern mutation, and is found in all major colour types.

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 Peacocks displaying his tail and a Black Shouldered Peahen looking on to the right.
Black Shouldered Peacocks displaying his tail and a Black Shouldered Peahen looking on to the right.

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.

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,

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