Dark Pied or Split to White?

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Question for you color experts...

    I just noticed that two of my IB boys have small quarter sized patches of white under their wings. Of course they have white flights, and one has a white patch on it's throat, so what do the white patches under the wings mean?
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  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Like in the wing pit or in the pretrain feathers on the side.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    They are over the femur.
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you post a picture please? The only thing I can think of is a Pied bird but doesn't show much White on them. Not a true Dark Pied since Dark Pied requires two Pied alleles, but a true Pied but not much white.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Both of these boys are from a solid IB male and a IB split to white hen.
     
  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Then it came from the hen and is only split White or split Pied.
     
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  7. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Yes, I agree.
     
  8. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Birdrain92 is correct a dark pied bird carries 2ea pied genes and are incapable of producing white birds. The only way to know for sure if its a DP is to either know the exact breeding info or wait until they are breeding age and then you breed the suspected bird to a white bird and you should receive all loud pied offspring. The term Dark Pied is incorrectly used to identify birds that are split pied or white and they show a little white in the flights, throat latches etc... i agree with @KsKingBee it is likely split to white or pied,.

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