pied or white?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by pheasant24, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I want to get a new pair of peafowl but i dont know if i should get a pied pair or a white pair....
    and anyone know where to get a pair?
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2008
    With a pied pair you could end up with some white chicks...
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    Yep Frosty is right you can get plenty of white peafowl from breeding two pieds.

    From a pied pair you can get the following kinds of peachicks: 50% pied chicks, 25% white chicks, and 25% dark pied (this means split to pied they will show the white in some of the wing feathers and maybe in the neck but they will carry the pied gene and bred to a white they will give you all pieds).

    I would definitely go with the pieds, but you can also get a white peahen and pair her with a pied peacock which will get you pied peachicks and white peachicks. [​IMG]

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