genetic/color question

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by coleandkatie14, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. coleandkatie14

    coleandkatie14 New Egg

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    I have a few questions for all the peafowl smart people out there , heres what I have

    -indian blue male
    -black shoulder male
    -cameo white eye female

    1....what does white eye mean
    2....whats the possible offspring of the above crosses

    if someone can chime in and answers my questions thatd be great

    im just getting back into peafowl an trying to get a better understanding of the colors

    thanks...cole
     
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  2. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    White eye is a pattern mutation/variation that causes white spots to appear in the center of the eyes in a Peacocks train, on a hen it will look like a bunch of her feathers have white frosted tips. Both males are blue and that is dominant over the cameo color, so all offspring will be blue, if the hen carries 2 copies of White Eye all offspring will get 1 copy and be split to WE.

    IB male x Cameo WE hen = all blue offspring split to WE and males will be split to Cameo as well, hens cannot be split to Cameo because it is a sex-linked color.

    IB BS male x Cameo WE hen + all offspring will be blue and split to WE as well as split to BS and males will be spit to Cameo.

    IB have barred wings as their pattern it is dominant over the Black Shouldered pattern which is actually solid wings, that is why offspring will have barred wings not Black shoulder solid wings.

    Hope that wasn't too confusing........ . welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  4. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Looks like we were both answering that one at the same time. I'm being told this guy probably has a bunch of splits going on. He's 4 months and he has 2 BS wing feathers coming out of nowhere, any thoughts?
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    Apologies for sidetracking your thread Cole!
     
  5. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    It seems to me to be fairly easy to distinguish a White Eye IB hen but how difficult is it to tell on a Cameo? The mottling of white, tans, and cream colors, as beautiful as they are, still confuse me.
     
  6. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    I had an IBBS hen who was 10 years old when she produced this chick. This is how I found out she was carrying White Eye. It was not visible on a BS hen.
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  7. Dany12

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    It also could be ... a SHE ! With some green blood .... a Spalding ! ( brown feathers on the head ).
     
  8. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    With all the stripes and the male pattern on the BS feathers do you really think it could be a hen? I don't think it has any green blood, but I can't be positive of that.
     
  9. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dany might be right, do you have a frontal shot showing the neck and breast? I noticed a little white edging on its neck feathers, that's what makes me think dany might be right. Didn't birdrain's pied last year have the similar characteristics?

    As for the mottling in cameo hens, I'm with that being moulting. If it was w/e, I would think that some feathers would be tipped in white.
     
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  10. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    These are the best frontal shots I have. I really think it's a male.
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