Someone help with breeds?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Posh Chickens, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, I'm new to peafowl, I would like to know as many breeds as possible! Can anyone give me some names?
     
  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google amy's peacock paradise and look at the varieties database
     
  3. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well there is allot! But I am only buying 2 diffrent breeds. I know of...
    Black Shoulder
    India Blue
    Blue Pied
    Bufford Bronze
    Buff Spalding
    Cameo
    Cameo Spalding
    Charcoal
    Emerald Spalding
    Java Green
    Oaten
    Oaten Spalding
    Opal
    Pied
    Pied Black Shoulder
    Pied Emerald Spalding
    Pied India Blue
    Pied Spalding
    Peach
    Purple
    Purple Black Shoulder
    Purple Black Shoulder Spalding
    Purple Spalding
    Silver Pied
    Spalding
    White
    White-Eye Pied
    White Spalding
     
  4. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well there are 225 UPA approved varieties now.
     
  5. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are no breeds of peafowl. There are three species -- India Blue, Green, and the Congo. The green is currently broken up into three subspecies, but some research is beginning to show that the "green species" is actually more than one species.

    The varieties of peafowl you see are the result of mutations and/or hybridization. The mutations all occurred in the India Blue. There are no mutations in the Green. Spaulding is the name given to hybrids between the India Blue and the Green. If you see a "green" peafowl with a mutation (such as being pied or purple), it is a Spaulding.

    There is a difference between a breed and a mutation. Take chickens, for example. A Leghorn is a breed of chicken, as is a Jersey Giant or an Orpington. Within these three breeds are different colors. So for example, Orpingtons come in a bunch of colors. However, the difference between the colors is just one or a few genes. The difference between an Orpington and a Leghorn is many more genes. That is why they are called different breeds.

    In peafowl, all the varieties listed on the UPA website are the same as the different colors in Orpingtons. They are not the same as different breeds of chicken. What makes a peafowl Purple as opposed to a Bronze or an Opal is just one gene difference, and that small of a difference is not what a breed is. It may be called a variety, but "breed" is not the proper terminology.

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  7. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally get it ^ so what is the first variety of peafowl? (Ever existed)
     
  8. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black shoulder then white in the early 1800's. Some sources say black shoulders appeared England others say America, I do not know which is right.
     
  9. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Actually, neither. I think Darwin mentioned them being found in the wild, and that they were at one time thought to be a different subspecies, but then it was found to be just a genetic variation.

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  10. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually, neither. I think Darwin mentioned them being found in the wild, and that they were at one time thought to be a different subspecies, but then it was found to be just a genetic variation.

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    Hmm I have never heard that did Darwin mention whites or black shoulders?
     

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