Purple question.......

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  1. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I did not search so forgive me but I have been pondering this for a while and knew you all have way more experience than I do so please answer for me.....
    Purples... can they come in barred wing or do they always come in solid (bs) pattern?
    If they always do, then why is that?


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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Purples come in all patterns.
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Purple comes in all patterns. I believe Purple BS just so happens to be the most favored and so bred the most. Similar to that of a Midnight BS. I've only seen few pictures of Midnight peafowl with the wild barred wing pattern.
     
  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Thank you all! I knew you could answer it! That is what I was looking for. I had never seen one or even the photos so I am glad you shared this with me.
    Thank you!

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  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

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  8. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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  9. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want a Purple barred peafowl you can make some with Purple BS and IB. Breed a Purple BS cock to an IB hen. You will get a Purple hen that has the wild pattern split to BS. Breed her to a Purple BS and you will be able to get Purple peacock with the wild pattern split to BS.
     
  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Here are a pair of 2016 hatch Purple in wild pattern.

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