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  • #1544534
    Nightcrow
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    Thanks! White did seem the closest, but in person he really doesn’t look..well, white. He looks off white, almost pale gold, so I convinced myself he was something else.

    The white color varied a bit over the years it was produced (as did all the colors that were produced over many years). I’ve seen a few that were quite golden. It was never a bright, pure white. It was usually more ivory.

     

    They do vary!  Most of my White family is very white, but my Male looks more like that Fledgling, with a heavier overlay of interference gold.  🙂  Interference colors like to play havoc with the “what color is this?” game, since their appearance is so different depending on lighting!  In some lights my Male almost matches the rest; in others he is strongly golden.

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    #1544535
    Nightcrow
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    He’s peacock. That’s the newer version of peacock that was used on sculpts that weren’t around back when peacock was a production. The newer peacock it a lot brighter than the dulled down colors of the original. I have both the riser and sitting spectrals in peacock, they both look brighter.

     

    Kujacker’s nailed it.  🙂   That OW looks a lot like my Peacock Orientals and Lap (all newer sculpts, with the ‘new peacock’ coloring that is primarily purple-blue-green).  The ‘old Peacock’ coloring was usually more mixed, with the purple-blue-green broken up by ‘dusty grape’ and ‘champagne;’ sometimes they were more grape-and-champagne than they were purple-blue-green, on some extreme examples I’ve seen!

    The Mother being sold as item # 163356328956 is a good example of the heavy use of grape and champagne on old Peacock; notice how her flank and tail-top are almost gold or orange, and she has virtually no green at all.

    By contrast, 282803655465 is a Male with intermediate coloring.  He still has hardly any green, but he’s also very light on grape and champagne; his purples and blues are like the OW you linked.

    223226692526 is a great example of what I think of as typical ‘new Peacock’ colors: emerald green, blue, and purple predominate with hints of grape here and there.

    Even on newer sculpts, some Peacocks look older or newer than others!  Ebay item # 163371713701 is an OW with a more ‘old-style’ Peacock coloration, for example.  So if, in the long run, you find you’re just not loving your OW and he doesn’t fit in, you could always sell him and try to find another variation that would blend better.

     

    Best of luck with your collecting!

     

     

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    #1544538
    KS Fairchild
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    I’m very familiar with the old and new peacock color schemes — I have many of the two. The thing that is throwing me off is the chest of this sculpt is a BRIGHT lime green. It doesn’t even fit with the NEWEST of the new Peacock paint jobs. It looks so off placed within the collect. Every other paint of a peacock Rising Spectral has a purple chest. Whether it is an old or a new.

    I actually just found a photo of the OLD Emerald-Peacock color scheme from Astral Castle. That is the color scheme.

    #1544540
    KS Fairchild
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    This is what the color scheme looks like most in person:

    #1544541
    merrillannwhite
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    Hi guys! I am an avid collector of the Peacock dragons (I am only missing the newer ones and the hatching kinglet). I recently purchased a rising spectral off of ebay, but when I put him with the rest of my dragons, he looks VERY out of place. His blues are too yellow, his chest is too lime green. The colors are far more neon and vivid. A chest that should be purple is actually green. This is the listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/253974852543?ul_noapp=true I have purchased two other statues from this seller that ARE valid and fit the color schemes, but this one is just…..wrong. I don’t know how to explain it. It looks like a peacock in the photos. Can anyone help me identify it? Was this somehow a test paint of the Emerald/Peacock hybrid?

     

    The link went to an old warrior instead of a rising spectral.  If it looks like the male you pictured though, it is probably an emerald peacock.  I know the one pictured on the store site has no purple, but some of the earlier ones in that color scheme did.  I also know that Windstone did some in that color that they called “intense violet emerald peacock” that were a limited run.  I have an old warrior of that type.  If it was a test paint, it would have the color name on the bottom and an artist’s signature.

    #1544547
    Kujacker
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    These are the photos from the ebay listing. I’m on my phone so I hope it works right.

    Again, he’s the exact same colour as my riser/sitter in peacock. Empea is basically green with blue accents and practically no purple to speak of.

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    #1544549
    Jennifer
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    KS Fairchild, is it possible the seller used photos of a Peacock dragon but accidentally sent you an emerald peacock dragon? I have one of the first emerald peacock dragons and she has a ton of purple, unlike the newest ones. If that’s what you have, it’s actually somewhat rare/uncommon since they tweaked the color scheme to have far less purple very shortly after releasing them.

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    #1544550
    Jennifer
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    This post has a pretty good comparison of peacock, a slightly different peacock, and current emerald-peacock colorations on a fledgling. The first version of emerald-peacock had much more intense violet/purple than this, yet.

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    #1544572
    GardenNinja
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    KS Fairchild, is it possible the seller used photos of a Peacock dragon but accidentally sent you an emerald peacock dragon? I have one of the first emerald peacock dragons and she has a ton of purple, unlike the newest ones. If that’s what you have, it’s actually somewhat rare/uncommon since they tweaked the color scheme to have far less purple very shortly after releasing them.

    I think that is exactly what happened. The colors and pattern are both too different for it to be the same dragon as the ad pics.

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    #1544573
    pipsxlch
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    Now that I can see a picture (thanks Kujacker!), those photos look just like my peacock riser, but NOT what you’re describing. The green looks like emerald as in mine, not lime green like you say. And you have enough peacocks that you should have a pretty good grasp on the whole range of the scheme.

    I saw almost the full line of empeas in a store when the color was first released, and they all had a lot of the purple, like the later limited release of intense violet empeas. I remember buying some for a couple members because of the abundant violet. Like Jennifer suggested, I tend to think you may have ended up with an empea. If it is an intense violet empea, you may have a valuable dragon on your hands. Can you post pics of yours?

    #1550466
    Lisa Z
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    What is this FABULOUS color scheme on this male griffin called?? OMG I love it.

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    Sitting young oriental dragon koi gold and white

    #1550626
    Lisa Z
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    What is this FABULOUS color scheme on this male griffin called?? OMG I love it.

    Never mind. I found it. Blue #1 by Melody.

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    Sitting young oriental dragon koi gold and white

    #1552247
    Natasha
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    Anyone know anything about this little lady? I purchased her from a long time collector. All the flap cats I’ve seen like this one have white wings, but this one has gold wings. She said it is originally painted that way and not a repaint.

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    #1552253
    Tig3r06
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    It’s really pretty with gold wings

    #1552254
    GardenNinja
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    Anyone know anything about this little lady? I purchased her from a long time collector. All the flap cats I’ve seen like this one have white wings, but this one has gold wings. She said it is originally painted that way and not a repaint.

    Very pretty! If you ever decide to part with it…. 😀
    Is it possible there was once something written on the pad that wore off? Or maybe it was one a production painter painted differently for herself? I seem to recall Ms. Melody saying something about the production painters had more latitude in the early days. That’s not one of the really early scuplts, but they may been allowed to tinker for ones they were going to buy themselves.

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