Calling All Peafowlologists.........PLEEEEZZZZZEEEEE

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Sir Birdaholic, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    ....... or anybody that knows anything...... about Peafowl genetics. I have a 4y.o.Purple Blackshoulder male & 3 1y.o. Purple females. I'm pretty sure I'll get all Purple chicks, but will they be Purples, Purple Blackshoulder, or both? All's I know about Peafowl, is....... they're pretty! [​IMG]
    My Purple Blackshoulder male
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    My Purple male, that died, & a hen
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    Any help is much appreciated!
     
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Also, I have read that the hens have to be 2 years old to lay, & they lay in July & August. My hens will be 2 in July of 2012. Should I expect some fertile eggs next year?
     
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With your hens being with an older male you should get fertile eggs, the chicks will be Purple split to BS unless the hens are split BS it also looks like your male has white flights do you know his parents were.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    No, they came from a chickenhouse full of different kinds. I know there were several IB's,Black Shoulder IB's & a White male in with IB, &Purple females.
     
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  5. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In reality when you breed Purple to Purple you should get Purple, but there's always that chance of something being in the wood pile. I have always liked the Purples the Spalding Purples are the best looking ones I think, check out the ones at www.texaspeafowl.com
     
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  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yes, they have some nice birds! I was all over the internet this morning, & finally, after a few hours of searching, found out the difference between a Purple & a Black Shoulder Purple. [​IMG] He has white to tannish flight feathers, so is he split to white? I'm real curious as to what would hatch from these, & what was in the woodpile! [​IMG] Here's few more pics.
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  7. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The purple hen on the left looks like a male, he has barring on his wings!
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes in the first pic of the hens , of the two one is a male, the pic with the 3 hens together are all three purple.

    Purple bs X purple hen = all purple split bs chicks.....unless the hens are split bs then some will be purple bs.
     
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  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Oops, sorry. The pic of the "two hens" is the male that suddenly died. Here are my hens.
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  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:Thanks, deerman. That's what I was wondering. [​IMG]
     

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