New Breed?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by LehighCounty4-H, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. LehighCounty4-H

    LehighCounty4-H Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2015
    Macungie, Pa
    Early last year i had made a mistake of not checking my netting between my white adn cameo peacocks and they bred together.
    I am calling the pea-chicks they gave me Splash Cameos
    New standard?
    or is there already a name for that mix?
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    You just have birds with splits, nothing new here. Sorry, splash is an outdated word that is not used in peafowl.
  3. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2015
    Salado, Texas
    Yep, splash is an old school terminology, pied is the correct replacement nowadays. Your birds are considered splits and you have several possibilities/potentials within your splits if you want to take the time and produce the colors but, what I have found is that sometimes its easier to just buy the colors you want rather than produce. Hope this helps.

    Gerald Barker
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016
  4. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

    Jan 10, 2014
    If one of your Cameo males bred a white hen you would get Cameo split white daughters and India blue split Cameo and split white sons. If one of your White males bred a Cameo hen all offspring would be India blue split white and only the sons would be split Cameo as well. Cameo is a sex-linked color.

    Edited to add: If the whites are out of Cameos, it's a whole different ball game!
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2016
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