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"Pearl" colored eyes????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blaundee, May 16, 2011.

  1. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone care to explain the color or show me a pic?
     
  2. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody has any pics? I couldn't find ONE pic when I googled OR when I searched this forum...
     
  3. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, no pics here. The "pearl" eye from what I've seen is a whiteish/greyish coloring.
     
  4. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    yellow/green to very light yellow. No orange or red showing. Also called "Daw" eyed in some circles, as it is similar to the jackdaw's eye color. It is recessive, and hard to get back if lost in a line.
     
  6. gallorojo

    gallorojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of one of my birds for you.
     
  7. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good pearl eye in one of my Tuzo hens. Almost white.

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  8. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much everyone!!! [​IMG]

    Any advice on breeding for it? Do chicks show it, or do you have to wait until later? Are there any traits linked to it?
     
  9. gallorojo

    gallorojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:As stated above, it's recessive. If you cross pearl with pearl, you will get all pearl. If you cross pearl with red, you will get all red. If your birds are asil, and they have red eyes, possibly the red is masking pearl, and, if you cross your birds, some chicks may have pearl eyes. I don't know if it shows in the chicks or not. Sorry.
     

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