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Black Shoulder White Eyed

Type of mutation: These birds combine the pattern mutations of blackshoulder and white eyed.
Peacock Coloration: Males appear like normal blackshoulder males with India Blue coloration and black shoulders, but they have a patch of white under their throat and in the center of their ocelli.
Peahen Coloration: Hens look similar to those of the blackshoulder, with white feathers sprinkled with gray, and a dark rust patch of feathers on the back of the neck.
Origin: Black shouldered white eyed peafowl were created by crossing white eyed and black shoulder peafowl until the birds exhibited both physical traits.
Do they breed true?: Yes, Black shoulder white eyes do breed true.

One week old Black Shoulder White Eyed chick
One week old Black Shoulder White Eyed chick, photo courtesy of Rachael Body.

One month old Black Shoulder White Eyed chick
One month old Black Shoulder White Eyed chick, photo courtesy of Rachael Body.

Mature Black Shoulder White Eyed hen
Mature Black Shoulder White Eyed hen, photo courtesy of Rachael Body.

Three year old Black Shoulder White Eyed cock
Three year old Black Shoulder White Eyed cock, photo courtesy of Rachael Body.

Three year old Black Shoulder White Eyed cock in display
Three year old Black Shoulder White Eyed cock in display, photo courtesy of Rachael Body.

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