Please help identify chick

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Willowbrook, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Willowbrook

    Willowbrook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am needing advice as to what the chick in the photo might be. My flock is free range and never penned and I have 5 of these chicks. Mom is a Black shoulder and dad could be a Black shoulder, India Blue or White.
    While the chicks look like Blues to me from pictures that I've seen, they have white primary flight feathers and I don't know if that is found in the blue birds.
    Any help anyone can offer, I am most grateful.
    The chick pictures are two days of age.

    Thanks!

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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Blue , split white and blackshoulder. white flight tell me the white is his father, unless the other males have white flights.

    the 5 chicks could have different fathers
     
  3. Willowbrook

    Willowbrook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks deerman.

    Yes, they could have different fathers but all the chicks are identical.

    Question about 'splits.' I raise parrots and splits can only be in male birds whereas females have to be the visual mutation or they do not carry a split. This is for sex-linked mutations.
    Are peafowl the same? Will both male and females carry the split?
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes both sex. peafowl only the peach,cameo,and purple are sex link, plus the new color violete.

    none of the patterns are sex link...blackshoulders is a pattern not a color........Oh and the blackshoulder male ,can't be the father or the chicks would be yellow. BS X BS = 100 % BS
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Same for sex linked mutations. Purple, cameo, peach works the same way it does for SL lutino in parrots. So, female can only be purple, or not at all.. only males can be split purple. Same with lutino(parrots), only say, a male cockatiel can be split lutino.. cockatiel hens never are split lutino.

    White(and black shoulder) is not sex linked, so both sexes can be split for it.

    It's simply the difference between a sex linked *gene* and an autosomal gene(not sex linked).
     
  6. Willowbrook

    Willowbrook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both. That makes sense now.
     
  7. faizan

    faizan Out Of The Brooder

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    can any one help me in finding out the sex of the peachick...?
    male=indian blue
    female=black shoulder



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  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    to young...but its a blue pied.. not a BS
     

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