color question

Romeacresfarm1

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 19, 2013
130
0
71
Hello, I have been busy hatching away this summer with my single, 3 yr old BS male, 2 BS hens and 2 IB hens. I am surprised to find that I have 2 purples from these birds. I do not know what is behind them genetically as I bought and raised all but 2 as chicks. Wondering if both must be split to this recessive color or? I am assuming it has to be one of the IB hens since they are not BS purples.
 

DylansMom

RIP 1969-2017
6 Years
Jan 10, 2014
3,742
585
248
PA
A purple or split to purple male can produce purple daughters no matter what color hen he is bred to. Hens cannot be split to purple they are either purple or not. This is how "Sex-Linked" colors work.
 

Romeacresfarm1

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 19, 2013
130
0
71
Ok, that helps me to pinpoint that my BS male is split to purple and is producing it with one of the IB hens? Otherwise, wouldn't the chicks be BS purples (perhaps some of the BS chicks are BSP) Thanks!
 

DylansMom

RIP 1969-2017
6 Years
Jan 10, 2014
3,742
585
248
PA
Yes, your male is likely split to purple, and he could produce bsp daughters with your BS hens.
 

Romeacresfarm1

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 19, 2013
130
0
71
this is my BS male. I am curious as to the white striping in his flights...is this common?



 
Last edited:

Dany12

Crowing
9 Years
Aug 20, 2011
1,813
636
251
Hungary
Some peacock need years to be a complete Black Shoulder.
The puzzle in Black Shoulder is why the female is white cream!
 

Midnightman14

Songster
May 23, 2016
847
612
196
Central WI
The white striping will fade. My midnight blackshoulder male had some last year but now that he's mature he's molted out of it and just has the black on his wings.
 

Romeacresfarm1

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 19, 2013
130
0
71
Good to know. I haven't had anything other than IB's until 3 yrs ago so haven't seen how they mature out. Thanks for all of your input. I'm sure I will be asking a lot more with all of the new color varieties I have added this year.
Kimber
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom