India Blues do have a few black feathers on there wings but they will not get more. But like I said my Purple male is split blackshoulder because I bred him that way and know who his parents are, If you know what to look for you can tell if they are split blackshoulder or not my male has a lot more brown on the wings then the barred wing does. But it looks like us breeders with 10 plus years in peafowl need to find another forum that don't have as many experts so we can try and help people that needs it. I am by no means an expert and if there is something I don't know I don't answer
black shoulder X IB - Page 3
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When did you become a expert on genetic you don't even know how to raise peafowl you are the one that wrong the blackshoulder gene will show on split to blackshoulder birds.
Please dont get hostile next time. I am still fairly certain that birds which are split black shoulder do not show the gene at all. My India Blue males which are not split BS both have dark feathers on there wings and I do not think there is any difference between Ib and IB split BS. Also, I am fifteen, I would say that my knowledge is very good for a fifteen year old, and I am not clueless when it comes to raising peafowl, I could tell just by looking at them that they were not as big as they should be.
Edited by SuperPeacockman - 4/26/11 at 1:18pm
I think he looks normal to me and not split...
I was hopping my pied peacock Dragon is split to blackshoulder, it is hard to tell since he has so much white on his wings but I can make out a few feathers up high on his shoulder that are black that don't look like the striped kind, so I can only hope he is a split!
Okay here is a picture, you can just make out a few dark feathers on the shoulder in the middle of all the white and the ends have a slight blue shine:
Maybe I am just being hopeful and those feathers don't mean anything but I just find it strange that some dark feathers lined in blue are that high up on his wing.
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