Spalding question

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by silkie33, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. silkie33

    silkie33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I know you get Spalding by crossing a IB with a Java. What color do you get with crossing said spaldings? A higher % of Java spalding? Sorry if this is a repeated ? did some searching and could not find an answer.
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    ib and green , the higher % will look more green, but they can take after either. Spalding have been bred in many color, like a white spalding.
     
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some 3/4 Green Spaldings one looked India Blue and his brother looked like a Java.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:yep that why they don't breed true also
     
  5. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I think you're asking what happens when you cross a 50/50 spalding with a 50/50 spalding?
     
  6. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can no longer call it a Java Spalding, Now it is a Green Spalding. You can breed the siblings together but the % will still be half (1/2) the fastest way to bump up % is to breed your 1/2% siblings back to a Pure Muticus type bird, but this will still be slow going. If I remember right it takes about 10 years to get to 7/8%. I would have to dig throught records to make sure.
     
  7. xlboergoats

    xlboergoats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first cross between a purebred Blue and a purebred Green will give you a 50%/50%. That offspring crossed back with a purebred Green, will give you a 75% Green/25% Blue. That offspring crossed back to a purebred Green will produce a 87.5 Green/12.5 Blue. A bird that is 87.5% Green and 12.5% Blue is also called 7/8.

    If every bird in the program produced fertile eggs at 2 years old, it would take six years to get the first set of 7/8 chicks.

    Ernie Haire
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  8. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It don't really work like that, but it looks good on paper.
     

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