Breeding

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by hairco, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. hairco

    hairco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i would like to know how to breed and get different colors. This is what i have in the males. I have a Purple, IBBS, IB .and in the hens i have 4 IB, 1PURPLE. Thanks
     
  2. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For colours, you can only produce IB and Purple. But in these two colours, you could potentially produce the BS pattern. This would take more than one generation to produce an IBBS hen (IBBS male x IB hen - breed one of the female offspring back to its father to produce the desired hen). This would take at least two generations of offspring to produce a purple BS hen (IBBS male x purple hen - produces IB hens and IB split purple males, both sexes split to black shoulder. Then breed the split male to one of its sisters or an IBBS hen to get a 50% chance of a purple BS hen). To produce a purple BS male, you'd need both parents to be BS or split to BS, the mother has to be purple, and the father needs to be purple or split to purple.
     

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