Breeding Silver Pied to Blue Pied...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by PeacockMan, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. PeacockMan

    PeacockMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is only a limited amount of white that Blue Pieds can be breed to have. But when breeding Silver Pieds to Blue Pieds, I get a lot more white on the Blue Pied. Anyone else have that experience?
     
  2. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When breeding Silver pieds to blue pieds, you get more white because you actually end up with a Blue Pied White eyed. Since Silver Pieds carry two copies of the white eyed gene, they pass one copy on to all offspring, no matter what they are bred to. The white eyed gene tends to enhance the amount of white on a pied bird.
     

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