Question on Color...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by tpainter3, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. tpainter3

    tpainter3 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are two of the first peachicks that we hatched this year. The first is 7 1/2 weeks old and the second is 6 weeks old. They both came from the pen that has a India Blue White Eyed Pied Peacock, an India Blue White Eyed Pied Peahen and an India Blue Peahen. Out of the 29 we have hatched so far, their color is noticeably different than all the others. Are these a lighter India Blue, does it have something to do with possibly being white eyed or is it something completely different? After hatching nothing last year, we are thrilled this year...just a little overwhelmed by so many possible combinations! My head is spinning with peafowl genetics!


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  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look more like Purple Pieds not Blue Pieds to me, they look just like the Purple Pied chicks I hatched out.

    Chick #1 Pied

    Chick #2 Dark Pied
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yep Steve is correct , and they are both females.....your blue white eye pied peacock,is split to purple, any purple from that pen will be females.

    The 2nd purple could just be purple ,maybe dark pied ,if from pied hen.
     
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  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Surprise! Always cool to have surprise splits XD
     
  5. xlboergoats

    xlboergoats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like our Purple chicks. Ours don't have much choice in matter because we have a pen of Purple Peafowl. The peacock is Black Shouldered and one of the hens is split to Black Shoulder. We get some Purples and some Purple Black Shoulders it all depends on which hen laid the egg.

    As for Blues, I can't say. We have not hatched any IB chicks this year, but do have a few setting now. I hope to be able to see the difference in the IB and the Purple chicks when they get here. I can recognize Purple, but I am not too sure about the IB chicks. Maybe in a couple of weeks I will have something to compare the Purples to.

    Congratulations on your chicks. We are always glad to get anything. There are colors and patterns that we like better than others, but they are all beautiful.

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  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are very beautiful babies. [​IMG]
    Do you have photos of the parents to share?
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  7. tpainter3

    tpainter3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! It hadn't even crossed my mind that Michaelangelo could be split purple...how exciting! Is there a possibility that he is Purple Pied instead of Blue like we were told by the seller? If so, how would we know for sure? After looking at him a little closer this morning, his neck and tail feathers are a definite purple in the sun...but blue other times. Thanks so much for the information!

    Tracy


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  8. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Well he's definitely pied.
     
  9. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a Blue Pied and would have to be split Purple to throw Purple hens.
     
  10. Exotics R Us

    Exotics R Us Out Of The Brooder

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    I would also say the dad is blue pied split to purple from this breeding all the hens should be purple and the bad thing is only some of the males will be split to purple but you won't know which ones they are. Save the two purple hens in 2 yrs breed them back to there dad and all hens will be purple and all males will be blue split purple.

    and the peachicks are,
    1. purple pied hen
    2. dark pied purple hen

    Ricky
     

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