Taulpe Peafowl Mutation

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  1. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the Story about the Taulpe Mutation. www.leggspeafowl.com


    History of the Taupe Peafowl Mutation
    by Brad Legg

    This new color was born on our farm during the summer of 2005. It was created from the breeding of an India Blue male and a Purple female. This mating produced several chicks; out of these chicks, two appeared to be much lighter in color than the others. As the lighter colored chicks grew they both appeared to be males. The two male birds were raised in separate buildings on the farm for safety reasons to alleviate the risk of having these new color birds all in one building in case a tragedy happened.

    One day during that summer, while we were away, a severe storm that had damaging winds came through our farm. Upon returning it was discovered that a door had blown off of one of the building. This building had 40 peachicks in it, and most were loose all over the farm. All but one of the peachicks was caught, which just happened to be one of the Taupe chicks that was gone; it was never found. We felt blessed that the new colored chicks had been separated so that there was still one to be raised.

    The mating of the India Blue male and Purple female did not produce any odd colored chicks the following year.

    In 2007 when the Taupe male was 2 yrs old he was mated to his mother and a couple other related females. From this mating two Taupe birds were produced; a male and female.

    For 2008, six Taupe chicks were born on our farm.

    During the 2009 breeding season, ten Taupe chicks were produced. This was the first year that a Taupe pair was mated together, and all of these chicks hatched, were Taupe. Currently there are five breeding males and four breeding females in production. The Taupe color appears to be a simple recessive in color and not sex linked. In the past all sex linked recessive colors have appeared first in a hen. There doesn’t appear to be any genetic defects in this mutation as all birds are large, healthy and with good feather quality.

    We presented this new color mutation “Taupe” to the 2009 UPA convention during the annual conference in Ft. Collins Colorado.

    Now we are working on out crossing the Taupe color with other patterns of peafowl to make more varieties of Taupe and to keep this color mutation strong. There is much excitement at the farm each year working with these birds and watching this color mutation develop.
     
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  2. clinton9

    clinton9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Can you please send me the photoes of Taulpe peafowls ???
    Thanks
    Clinton.
     
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brad has taken them off his website and he is the only one that has pictures of the Taulpe. Look at it this way if you know what a Cameo and Peach look like then picture the Taulpe looking the sameway.
     
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure Steve, give us a teaser with no pics! [​IMG] The bronze chick is doing well but still don't know what it is.
     
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  5. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. clinton9

    clinton9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou for your help, I looked at photo of Taulpe peafowls which are nearly white birds.

    But I had no idea what Violete peafowls look like and I wondered whether Violete peafowls have purplish-red or purple colour on neck & head or not. [​IMG]

    I appreciate the photoes of Violete peafowl.

    Clinton.
     
  7. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clinton .... go to my web site http://boxess.com/connerhills and you can see a photo of a Violete hen .. There is a photo of the male in the last breeders directory of the UPA. There is only one male with a train in the world at this time and good photos of him are hard to get... There will be a short artical about the Violete in the next Peafowl Today magazine .. connerhills
     

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