Is my cameo really a purple?.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by valewife, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pics.
    oops- I'll try again.
     
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  2. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    17 weeks old
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    this pic is at 11 weeks old
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    So is she a purple hen?
     
  3. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she is a purple female. She is a sexliinked color and should be bred to a male that will have the purple color gene to make purple. george @ connerhills
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes thats a purple hen.. Are the BS male in the pic from the same parents if so he may be split purple.
     
  5. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I thought the breeder said they were from the same parents- a bs cock and an ib hen- but
    decided I had misunderstood when you explained that they could not produce a cameo.
    But now...
    I'll contact her and ask, just out of curiosity.
    And she might want to know that my cameo turned into a purple.
    It may be a surprise- she never mentioned purples, didn't show any to me.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:I thought the breeder said they were from the same parents- a bs cock and an ib hen- but
    decided I had misunderstood when you explained that they could not produce a cameo.
    But now...
    I'll contact her and ask, just out of curiosity.
    And she might want to know that my cameo turned into a purple.
    It may be a surprise- she never mentioned purples, didn't show any to me.

    She could have a male split purple , reason you may not have seen one. Male can be split to purple and some of his daughter will be purple. Some of his sons will also split purple. Only way you will know is to breed him.

    A fact about your purple hen all her sons will be split purple, but none of her daughter, unless their father is purple or split purple.
     

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