Are these IB's??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by mberry222, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. mberry222

    mberry222 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had three out of five eggs that I set under a broody hen hatch over the weekend! One of the chicks has white on the flight feathers. Does that make him/her pied or split to white?
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  2. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The peas look great. Congratulations! Your duck needs help. I am new to this so I will not guess the colors, but they look fairly blue. I think one of them is male.
     
  3. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeap looks like Blues. And yes the one with the white prim. feathers is split to a white or is a dark pied.
     
  4. mberry222

    mberry222 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks BigByrd! What is the difference between split to white and dark pied anyway?
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Visually, not much difference. Genetically, pretty big difference. Example:

    Split to white bred with white= 1/2 white and 1/2 blue split whites.

    Dark pied bred with white=100% pied.

    This is why mostly normal colored birds with white flights and/or chin will always be called "split white or dark pied". Can't tell without knowing the parents or having results of said bird with a white bird.
     

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