Dark Pied is a variety!???

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MinxFox, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay well on DeviantART (the art website I am on) a person contacted me asking me about the peafowl variety chart I did. I learned that they were the ones who shared it on facebook. They told me I was missing dark pied, and I told them that it was just considered a type of split bird. Then they went on to tell me how it is a variety and told me about the genetics, and linked me to a genetics page I already know about. Guys, tell me I am not an idiot, dark pied is not really considered a variety am I right? [​IMG]

    If I was correct and it is not a variety, I am guessing they got confused because genetics pages mention results that you get when breeding dark pieds, so I guess they assumed it was just a variety?
     
  2. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MinxFox, "dark" pied is the terminology currently used for birds believed to be carrying 2 pied genes rather than one pied together with one white gene.
    Pied of any sort is a pattern.
    It is the combination of color and pattern that is called "variety"
    What pages did they send you to?
    Also, look at the post about leucistic genes I put up earlier. Pied is a leucistic gene. Good luck!
     
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  4. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dark pied genotype is like Garden Peas says ... 2 Pied gènes.
    But Dark pied for commun people is perhaps a phenotype like your bird Minxfox :

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    A pied peacock with almost no white feathers! .... a dark look !
     
  5. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and I forgot to mention...

    NO, you are NOT an idiot [​IMG]

    In fact, you are very knowledgeable about peafowl, they should listen to you! [​IMG]
     
  6. Dark pied, split pied, split white, split white eye, loud pied. Lots of examples that are not specifically recognized by UPA.
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed we do not have any idiots in this group[​IMG] just some peabrains [​IMG]
     

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