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bantam peacocks?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Shadow920, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Shadow920

    Shadow920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey anyone know if it is scientificly possible to breed peacocks down to a bantam size?
     
  2. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its possible. Time,cost, and interest are all that's stopping it.
     
  3. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless you are going to somehow stunt them physically (which does not change the genotype), you will need a dwarf mutation. That is a chance thing with any organism, so unless someone discovers that sort of mutation and propagates it, I think you are out of luck.
     
  5. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen a dwarf male. At age 3, he had no train, but at 4, he seems to have one starting to come. He is approx 2/3 size (maybe a bit less?)
     
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  6. Shadow920

    Shadow920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about runts? i get runts in chickens. could i breed a smaller variety of peacock using runts?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    X2.

    -Kathy
     
  8. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Shadow920

    Shadow920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the problem with larger peacocks is space. i want a peacock flock that can fit on almost any property.
     
  10. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Solution :
    1 - expect .... THE spontaneous mutation one on millions of birth.
    2 - a genetic transplantation ... long time .... lots of money !
    In the genome of Chihuahua find the gene responsible for dwarfism and inject them into the genome of the peacock.

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