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I'm assuming one of the Cameos has to be carrying a Pied gene or 2 and just not showing it. Also wondering what color the whites are under the white? Missed these brain teasers!

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Originally Posted by DylansMom View Post
 

I'm assuming one of the Cameos has to be carrying a Pied gene or 2 and just not showing it. Also wondering what color the whites are under the white? Missed these brain teasers!

 

That really is the only possibility isn't it?  That the Cameo hen is a Dark Pied and shows very little if any white.  I have seven Cameo hens and two of them carry some white, hardly noticeable at all.  One of them was with my Purple BS who, as far as I know, does not carry or at least show any white, but still produced two IB Dark Pied offspring last year.

 

It takes a lot of breeding to figure these things out.  I have Whites from non-White breeding that will produce a lot of surprises in the future.

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Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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Originally Posted by KsKingBee View Post
 

 

That really is the only possibility isn't it?  That the Cameo hen is a Dark Pied and shows very little if any white.  I have seven Cameo hens and two of them carry some white, hardly noticeable at all.  One of them was with my Purple BS who, as far as I know, does not carry or at least show any white, but still produced two IB Dark Pied offspring last year.

 

It takes a lot of breeding to figure these things out.  I have Whites from non-White breeding that will produce a lot of surprises in the future.

It could be the Cameo male that is hiding the pied genes as well. Pied isn't sex linked so either parent could throw that into the mix, and if the whites are Cameo underneath, it could be impossible to tell who the actual parents are without very careful future breedings. 


Edited by DylansMom - 1/29/16 at 11:47am

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Thank you everyone who has commented their opinions/information! :)  I am learning a lot and can't wait to see this juvenile grow up and what other peachicks we'll get this summer!

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