In the 1,800’s the Black Shouldered Peafowl was introduced to Europe. The Black Shouldered Peafowl breed is a pattern mutation of the Indian Blue Peafowl. The Black Shouldered Peacock is the second most common peafowl breed within the UK. They are quite different from the Indian Blue Peacock

The main difference between the Indian Blue Peacock and the Black Shouldered Peacock is that the Black Shouldered Peacock has plain black wings with a greenish blue iridescent sheen.  The plain colouration of the Black Shouldered peacock is due to a recessive gene.

The Black Shouldered Peahen is very pretty to look at. They are quite different from the Indian Blue Peahen.  Black Shouldered Peahens are cream coloured and have a rusty colour neck combined with metallic green colouration. The Black Shouldered peahens colouration can vary significantly between peahens.  Some black shouldered peahens show significantly darker mottled cream and brown feathers on their backs. Also the amount of green around the Black Shouldered peahens neck varies from peahen to peahen. Some Black Shouldered Peahens are much lighter in colour.Black shouldered peafowl

Black shouldered peafowl can live and roam free around a garden, land or farm. There must be some protection from the weather for the Black Shouldered Peafowl and appropriate places available for perching and keeping out of the rain wind and elements.

Breeding Black Shouldered Peafowl

The Black Shouldered Peachick is born yellow and within a day the wing tips have changed to a buff colour. Consequently this buff colouring on the wings distinguishes the black shouldered peachick  from the White Peachick very early on. Then they are quite different to white peachicks.

As the Black Shouldered Peachicks mature the colour of the male peachick darkens. The peacock loses the white colouration across their body gradually over the first three years of its life. The tail of the Black Shouldered Peafowl will initially display white marking which will disappear as the peacock matures. As a result it is easy to sex black shouldered peacocks as early as three months old.

Consequently at three years old the back of the Black Shouldered peafowl is black with a sheen of blue green.

The Black Shouldered peahen remains a light colour.  There is some variety in colour between the black shouldered peahens with some showing more colour around the neck. The colour can also vary with some black shouldered peahens  displaying darker colour on their backs.

The Black Shouldered Peafowl will breed true Black Shouldered to Black Shouldered. Indian Blue bred to Black shouldered peafowl will result in Indian Blue Peafowl or Black Shouldered Peafowl.

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Varieties of Black Shouldered Peafowl

The Black Shouldered Peafowl is now available in many other mutations and classified by the United Peafowl Association. Most of these peafowl varieties are not available within the UK. The Black Shouldered Peafowl list is shown below:

Black Shoulder
10 Black Shoulder Pied
11 Black Shoulder White-Eyed
12 Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
13 Black Shoulder Silver Pied
20 Cameo Black Shoulder
21 Cameo Black Shoulder Pied
22 Cameo Black Shoulder White-Eyed
23 Cameo Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
24 Cameo Black Shoulder Silver Pied
29 Charcoal Silver Pied
30 Charcoal Black Shoulder
31 Charcoal Black Shoulder Pied
32 Charcoal Black Shoulder White-Eyed
33 Charcoal Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
34 Charcoal Black Shoulder Silver Pied
Purple Black Shoulder
41 Purple Black Shoulder Pied
42 Purple Black Shoulder White-Eyed
43 Purple Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
44 Purple Black Shoulder Silver Pied
Buford Bronze Black Shoulder
51 Buford Bronze Black Shoulder Pied
52 Buford Bronze Black Shoulder White-Eyed
53 Buford Bronze Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
54 Buford Bronze Black Shoulder Silver Pied
60 Peach Black Shoulder
61 Peach Black Shoulder Pied
62 Peach Black Shoulder White-Eyed
63 Peach Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
64 Peach Black Shoulder Silver Pied
70 Opal Black Shoulder
71 Opal Black Shoulder Pied
72 Opal Black Shoulder White-Eyed
73 Opal Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
74 Opal Black Shoulder Silver Pied
Midnight Black Shoulder
81 Midnight Black Shoulder Pied
82 Midnight Black Shoulder White-Eyed
83 Midnight Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
84 Midnight Black Shoulder Silver Pied
90 Jade Black Shoulder
91 Jade Black Shoulder Pied
92 Jade Black Shoulder White-Eyed
93 Jade Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
94 Jade Black Shoulder Silver Pied
100 Taupe Black Shoulder
101 Taupe Black Shoulder Pied
102 Taupe Black Shoulder White-Eyed
103 Taupe Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
104 Taupe Black Shoulder Silver Pied
110 Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder
111 Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder Pied
112 Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder White-Eyed
113 Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
114 Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder Silver Pied
121 Spalding Black Shoulder Pied
122 Spalding Black Shoulder White-Eyed
123 Spalding Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
124 Spalding Black Shoulder Silver Pied
130 Spalding Cameo Silver Pied
131 Spalding Cameo Black Shoulder
132 Spalding Cameo Black Shoulder Pied
133 Spalding Cameo Black Shoulder White-Eyed
134 Spalding Cameo Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
135 Spalding Cameo Black Shoulder Silver Pied
141 Spalding Charcoal Black Shoulder
142 Spalding Charcoal Black Shoulder Pied
143 Spalding Charcoal Black Shoulder White-Eyed
144 Spalding Charcoal Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
145 Spalding Charcoal Black Shoulder Silver Pied
151 Spalding Purple Black Shoulder
152 Spalding Purple Black Shoulder Pied
153 Spalding Purple Black Shoulder White-Eyed
154 Spalding Purple Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
155 Spalding Purple Black Shoulder Silver Pied
161 Spalding Buford Bronze Black Shoulder
162 Spalding Buford Bronze Black Shoulder Pied
163 Spalding Buford Bronze Black Shoulder White-Eyed
164 Spalding Buford Bronze Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
165 Spalding Buford Bronze Black Shoulder Silver Pied
171 Spalding Peach Black Shoulder
172 Spalding Peach Black Shoulder Pied
173 Spalding Peach Black Shoulder White-Eyed
174 Spalding Peach Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
175 Spalding Peach Black Shoulder Silver Pied
181 Spalding Opal Black Shoulder
182 Spalding Opal Black Shoulder Pied
183 Spalding Opal Black Shoulder White-Eyed
184 Spalding Opal Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
185 Spalding Opal Black Shoulder Silver Pied
191 Spalding Midnight Black Shoulder
192 Spalding Midnight Black Shoulder Pied
193 Spalding Midnight Black Shoulder White-Eyed
194 Spalding Midnight Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
195 Spalding Midnight Black Shoulder Silver Pied
201 Spalding Jade Black Shoulder
202 Spalding Jade Black Shoulder Pied
203 Spalding Jade Black Shoulder White-Eyed
204 Spalding Jade Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
205 Spalding Jade Black Shoulder Silver Pied
211 Spalding Taupe Black Shoulder
212 Spalding Taupe Black Shoulder Pied
213 Spalding Taupe Black Shoulder White-Eyed
214 Spalding Taupe Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
215 Spalding Taupe Black Shoulder Silver Pied
221 Spalding Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder
222 Spalding Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder Pied
223 Spalding Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder White-Eyed
224 Spalding Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder Pied White-Eyed
225 Spalding Sonja’s Violete Black Shoulder Silver Pied
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