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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Shadow920, Nov 29, 2015.
hey anyone know if it is scientificly possible to breed peacocks down to a bantam size?
Its possible. Time,cost, and interest are all that's stopping it.
Looking for two peahen not too wild!
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.
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?)
what about runts? i get runts in chickens. could i breed a smaller variety of peacock using runts?
I would rather want to increase the volume of peacocks ... select larger individuals!
The Spaldings are bigger!
the problem with larger peacocks is space. i want a peacock flock that can fit on almost any property.
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.