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Peacock Color?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bdfive, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. If this picture posts can you tell me what color the peacock is on the right? Doesn't look India Blue.

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  2. CORNISH_MAN

    CORNISH_MAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like an IB Black Shoulder to me. Ca you get a closer up pic?
     
  3. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not mine but will ask Sue if she can get a closer shot. If an IB and BS breed would a male chick have some black in it's wings? What would an offspring female look like? These color genetics totally confuse me. Thanks.


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    CORNISH_MAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IB is a color while Blk Shoulder is a pattern. So if an IB that wasnt split to BS bred with a BS you would get chicks that were IB split to BS.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a young blackshoulder male. Yes India blue is dominant so India blue bred to blackshoulder is all chicks split to blackshoulder. Now in the males some have said you can kind of tell if they are split because eventually their wings will have just a little more black on them than regular India blues, but mainly it is hard to know if a bird is split to blackshoulder without knowing the parents or breeding it.
     

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