The "You will be able to tell that I am new to peafowl" question.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by WildeCollection, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. WildeCollection

    WildeCollection New Egg

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    If I have a white peacock and an Indian Blue peahen of a Black Shoulder peacock and a white peahen, is there a risk of getting pieds? While pieds are interesting, they look to me as if someone accidentally spilled bleach on them! it is not something I am looking for.

    I read another thread and didnt quite understand.

    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To get 100% pied peachicks you must make that cross !
    Male = Blue dark pied and femqle = white ... or the opposite !

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  3. WildeCollection

    WildeCollection New Egg

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    So at least one of the parents HAS to be pied in order to get a pied? What color would chicks be from a white male and Indian Blue female make?
     
  4. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the peachicks will be BLUE color and genetically split White.... but totally BLUE !

    To make pied birds you need one gene Pied and one gene White. The dark pied peacock has 2 genes Pied and the mother (white) has 2 genes white. That's why those birds produce 100% of Pied peachicks.
     
  5. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dany12 is correct. You will never get pied birds from breeding a regular IB or IBBS to a white. The pied gene must be present for a bird to breed pieds. Pieds are also different in that they do not produce only pieds. The 1:2:1 ratio is used with pieds and silver pieds. Pied+Pied= White, Dark Pied, and Pied. Pied+White= White and Pied
     

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