Input on this, especially aquaeyes

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bandbaustin, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Songster

    May 21, 2009
    Valparaiso, IN
    I came across this link on the UPA website and found it to be fascinating. There are some descriptions of birds in there unlike anything I have seen or heard of such as a white bird with blue colored face still. I know resolution is a extremely knowledgable person and even adds in here on occasion. Any thoughts on this thread.
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
  3. Fowler Hencock

    Fowler Hencock In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    Wonder why that thread was locked? [​IMG]
  4. I've read this a while back. The thread is locked because GBWF has moved their forum, and the thread in the link was from the old format. If you wish to continue on the thread, you'd need to post a new topic here and link back to the old one as a reference.

    What I got out of that discussion was that people were selectively breeding what we'd basically call spaldings by using some interesting local races of both the IB and Green species, and especially sought out wild mutants like the one in the picture. They weren't breeding distinct mutations, per se, but selectively breeding for modifiers. For instance, you'll notice that there is variation in IB with regards to their wing barring pattern. If you selected for widely-spaced bars, over time you could get something that bred true. But it wouldn't be an "either-or" thing if crossed back onto regular IB.

    Resolution was talking about something along those lines, but carried to a further extreme. It's about the closest to "breeds" of peafowl I can think of.

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