Dark Pied is a variety!???

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

  1. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    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 Songster

    Sep 23, 2014
    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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  3. Dany12

    Dany12 Songster

    Aug 20, 2011
    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 :


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

    Garden Peas Songster

    Sep 23, 2014
    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]
  5. Dark pied, split pied, split white, split white eye, loud pied. Lots of examples that are not specifically recognized by UPA.
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    Agreed we do not have any idiots in this group[​IMG] just some peabrains [​IMG]

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