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Because of their high percentage of green blood (at least 75%), Emerald Spalding's are a popular choice for those who love the beauty of the green subspecies but not their aggressive or flighty tendencies.
Adult pair (2year+): $600
Yearling pair: $550
Yearling Female: $300
Yearling Male: $250

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BREED DETAILS- EMERALD SPALDING
DESCRIPTION:
 Emerald Spalding's are a hybrid of the India Blue and Java Green peafowl. Emerald Spaulding are distinguished from regular Spalding's because they are required to have at least 3/4 green blood, although it is often 7/8 or even higher.

Hens vary greatly within this variety. The neck is solid green and iridescent. The chest and wings are varying shades of dark brown and rust. Females also have a patch of yellow and tints of blue in their facial patch.

Males are extremely similar to greens and are sometimes indistinguishable. The neck is green and the wings dark. As well as the white facial patch, emeralds also have a patch of yellow and a tint of blue, characteristics of greens.

Emerald Spalding's came out of extensive genetic work with Spalding peafowl. Many individuals attempted to breed birds that would retain the beauty of green peafowl but be better adapted to captive life. Emerald Spalding's are less flighty and aggressive than greens, and can better deal with cold weather. However, they are still much poorer in these regards then India Blue and its variations