cross birds

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peacockfarmer1, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    north MS
    what would i get if i put an indian blue male with a india blue pied hen?
  2. ICanSpeakChicken

    ICanSpeakChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 8, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    From what I have learned I think you will get all IB split to pied, but I could be wrong [​IMG]

    Hopefully someone with more experience than me will know.
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    If the male is pure blue(in other words, not split for white or pied) and the hen is "loud pied"(white patches) the chicks will be all india blues, with half being split pied and half split white.
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    Quote:What does a split pied look like?
    Anyone got a photo to share?
  5. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    a split pied would look like an India Blue. I have a blackshoulder split pied that looks like a BS, any bird split to pied will not show pied but carry the trait. here is a pic of a BS that is split pied, looks just like a pure BS:

    and just for reference here is a picture of an India Blue peahen that is split to white, see the white wing feathers?
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    One very good reason to keep good breeding records.

    Pied carry , white gene and pied gene, as Stated above when mate with non pied , some chicks with take one of the other.
    So to get pied from these chicks, mate one with no white flights(split pied) to one that has white flights(split white)=some pieds.

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