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sexlink question

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by zazouse, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    If a pea is sexlinked can it be split to anything?
    My cameo girl came from a cameo cock and bronze hen, so can she be split bronze? also she has white flights and neither of her parents have any white so is she spite white or mabe pied?
    The breeder believes her birds to be pure before this bronze cameo mating.


  2. Arbor

    Arbor Songster

    Aug 14, 2011
    A sexlinked hen can be split to another colour. Because the sexlinked colour is carried only on the male portion of the gene. Your cameo hen is split to bronze. If you bred her to a bronze male, all hens would be bronze, but the males would be bronze split to cameo except they would look like a blue. these male offspring could then be mated to any hen to produce the odd cameo hen again. As for the white flights, they can be passed down from generation to generation without having to have a white parent - it could be great grandparent or great great grandparent or even further up the line. THe only way to really tell if she is carrying the white gene is to breed her to a white male. Technically then you'd get about 50% white offspring.
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:Yes she will be spit bronze......but her being split not all her chicks will be bronze with the bronze male...some will be blue split bronze(all her sons will be split cameo if bronze or blue)

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