Introduction and a question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by royaltypeafowl8, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. royaltypeafowl8

    royaltypeafowl8 New Egg

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    Hi, my name is Jackie. I have been raising exotic chickens and birds my entire life. My favorites are golden seabrights, cochins and silkies. I no longer raise chickens, but have found a new love. I now am attempting to breed peafowl. I have owned them for several years now and just started breeding last year (no success last year but my peafowl are young). I currently have a Oaten male and female, Indian Blue male and female, a black shoulder male, and a midnight black shoulder male. I bred my IB female to my oaten male. NOW for my question, so far I hatched 2 chicks, one is yellow the other brown. Reading on genetics I will get oaten females and IB split to oaten males. What will my split males look like? I am still learning so what does split mean? Thanks all.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. royaltypeafowl8

    royaltypeafowl8 New Egg

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    Thanks so much I posted my question there. I forgot to add I am from Biggar, SK, Canada :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I think split refers to a color carried as a recessive. There are some active peacock threads on here, I read them myself out of curiousity. They discuss color genetics frequently (way over my head) but I'm sure others can understand them. Check out "Other backyard poultry" for peacock threads.
     
  6. royaltypeafowl8

    royaltypeafowl8 New Egg

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    Thanks so much. I am learning a lot today!
     
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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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