Does this hen appear to be carring White eye genes? Thoughts, Opinions or Best Guesses :)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by DylansMom, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

    3,742
    565
    248
    Jan 10, 2014
    PA
    I got such wonderful info regarding my Pied hen, I thought I'd throw another one out there. Figured I should keep it out of the Great Thor/a debate thread this time. I have a black shouldered hen, who I've always thought was pure, when paired w/ BS males she has never produced chicks with white on them. Last year I put her with a Burmese Green from HopkinsAlt.Livestock, he is stated to be pure Burmese. Several chicks were produced with varying amounts of white. This spalding hen chick has the most. I gave mom a close exam and did find 2 flights with some smeary white on them. This hen was purchased from the same hatchery as the pied hen, really questioning those folks these days! So, can anyone tell what she and perhaps mom are carrying by looking at her? [​IMG]
    [​IMG]She has white on her throat and head as well, but I didn't have any pics showing it.
     
  2. Yes. She is white eye.
     
  3. I would bet that she might be split pied as well.
     
  4. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

    3,742
    565
    248
    Jan 10, 2014
    PA
    Thanks so much! That gives me a lot to think about, I would truly love to see some "loud" spalding pieds in our future. Am I correct that a pairing with a white male might be good for that?
     
  5. Yep. You got it.
     
  6. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

    3,742
    565
    248
    Jan 10, 2014
    PA
    Excellent! We've got plenty of those. [​IMG] Thank you again, Mindy
     
  7. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,063
    45
    201
    Jul 7, 2010
    Shady Hills, FL
    White eye hens look like the feathers are frosted esp the edges. Yours has the frosty look to it. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by