Just when I "thought" I understood genetics for pieds and that even though I no longer have a pied male for my pied hen I thought I could still get pieds using other birds, but now I don't know. I need someone to help clarify some things... Okay so I really wanted to get into breeding pieds, so I bought a pied pair. This year I got 2 dark pieds, one white from pied, and one pied chick. Since my pied male was killed the only adult pied I have is a peahen. Also, Ice was the one that hatched out three of these peachchicks (the pied, younger dark pied, and the white). Ice is from the zoo so maybe she could be pied but she doesn't show it at all that is why I thought she stole the pied's eggs. Ice matted with my pied peacock but my pied hen matted with him also. Okay now if I bred my male dark pied to my pied hen would I get pieds? Another thing I don't understand is whites. I read that a white bred to a pied would get you 50% white and 50% pied, but then I recently read that the white has to be from a pied, not just any white. Is that true? If that is the case then I can't breed my pied white to my pied hen because that white is a female and my male whites are just regular whites. What about a dark pied to a white...Could I get pieds from that? Basically a major thing I really really need to know is if I can even get pieds from a dark pied ever. For a while I thought breeding two dark pieds would get you pied but then I read that they only get you more dark pieds! If there is no way of getting pieds from dark pieds I might not really want to even have dark pieds...Or I might just free-range them. Of course I would keep the two dark pieds I currently have cause I love them too much to sell them. I know the easy answer to this would be just going out and getting a new pied peacock. I might have to end up doing that, but it can be kinda hard to find pieds around here.