breeding splits

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bandbaustin, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have a basic knowledge of genetics but I am confuse on the answer to this one. I have a chance to get some bronze eggs split to midnight. If I breed these together what will i get? Will it be a 25-50-25 situation or ???? Thanks
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    If all of the parents are bronzes.. then yes 25 50 25 as for the midnight gene.

    How does one get bronzes split for midnight though.... and what does a bronze-mid bird look like.
     
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  3. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never really thought about that part of it. I
    just saw on his auction that is what they were listed as.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have 3 males and 2 females that the peacock was Bronze and the peahen was BS. They look like IB except some white flights. I was wondering also how to get Bronze from them. I was waiting on some Bronze peachicks from a breeder but she had a catastrophic mishap occur and lost all the eggs in her incubator............ so I guess I'll have to wait again until next year. [​IMG]
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Well if the eggs are from bronze to midnight then chicks will be blue lookin splits
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:You could breed them together, then you would get bronze, bronze bs, bs(blue), and blues.

    Your chicks are split to bronze and BS, as BS is a pattern not a color. If you breed them to a bronze you will get the most bronze, but none will be BS.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    They should be ready to breed next year, so hopefully I get some Bronze from them. I only gave $15 each for them as 5 month olds, so I just wanted to have some fun since I don't have a clue about breeding to what to get what etc... I've tried to learn but it just bounces off my thick skull...... [​IMG] thank you for that advice, I'll post pics next year.
     

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