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Burmese Green
(Pavo muticus spicifer)

The Burmese Green is the least brilliant of the 3 subspecies, and looks the closest to the India Blue. There are few breeders who carry pure Burmese greens.
Type of mutation: Burmese peafowl are a true type subspecies and are found in the wild, although they are endangered.
Peacock Coloration: Burmese males are much duller and bluer in coloration than the other two subspecies. The facial skin is not as bright. The throat is dark blue, and the back is bluish. The wing coverts are black.
Peahen Coloration: Hens are darker and more blue in coloration than the other two subspecies. They also have more brown and black feathers throughout their body..
Origin: In the wild, Burmese Green peafowl can be found in western Burma.
Do they breed true?: Yes, Burmese Green peafowl do breed true.

Burmese Green cock
Burmese Green cock, photo courtesy of Wolfgang Mennig, Germany @
The Pavo muticus Conservation Breeding Project.

Burmese Green cock with train
Burmese Green cock with train, photo courtesy of Wolfgang Mennig, Germany @
The Pavo muticus Conservation Breeding Project.

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