The Indian Blue White Eyed Peafowl occurred in the late 1970’s in USA, bred by the late Ernie West. This is a pattern mutation not a colour mutation. The Indian Blue White Eyed Peafowl is similar to the Silver Pied mutation.
The Indian Blue White Eyed Peacock is Indian Blue in Colour with a greying effect throughout the wings and shoulders. Often there is an identifying white throat latch and a number of white feathers underneath of the edge of the wings.The Indian Blue White Eyed tail on the peacock has white lacing at the tip of each feather.
As the cock birds mature they remain grey, through their body. However the centre of each eye on their tail starts to shows the distinctive white eye. At maturity the tail has very distinctive white centres in the centre of the eyes on the feathers. The White Eyed Peahen is at first glance similar in appearance to the Indian Blue Peahen. However the Indian Blue White Eyed Peahen is slightly different, which is easy to see if the two peahens are side by side. The overall colour of the Indian Blue White Eyed Peahen is more silvery, often with lighter silver ends to their feathers.
Breeding Indian Blue White Eyed Peafowl
The Indian Blue White Eyed Peachicks look identical at first glance to the Indian Blue peachicks. The Indian Blue White Eyed Peachcicks often have a few white feathers underneath their wings. As the chicks mature they take on the silvery hue to distinguish them from traditional Indian Blue Peafowl.
White Eyed Indian Blue peafowl breed true. Consequently when White Eyed is bred to White Eyed 100% of the chicks will be White Eyed. If Indian Blue White Eyed is bred to Silver Pied 50% will be White Eyed and 50% Silver Pied.Back to Rare Peafowl Breeds