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What Color Is this Peachick?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Niquolette, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Even though I have heard the same on one of my IB's with that exact same black patch in its shoulder, I have been told otherwise.

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    I posted these pics on @zazouse FaceBook page and I was told by at least three people including AugeredIn and Othman, or it may have been Claude, that mine is a very pure IB.

    Having said that, and IF that is the case, I think that your IBBS hen is probably carrying a white gene from the White cock as the IBBS hen is very light in color.
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm...well as you know I am definitely not a genetics expert!!!

    However, we only had boys that had no markings at all on their shoulders (barring only), or boys that looked like this:

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    And we would up with an IBBS baby, Little Yellow:

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    So I made the assumption that the boys with the shoulder marking were split to BS...[​IMG] Perhaps an incorrect assumption!!
     
  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Just because that is what I was told doesn't mean that they are right. [​IMG] The split to Black Shoulder makes sense to me, I kind of wanted to believe that. However, a bird does not have to have any outward phenetic signs to be carrying a gene of either pattern or color.
     
  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    BTW, that is a beautiful hen!
     
  5. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks @KsKingBee !

    To be honest, I like this split to BS explanation because it is so straightforward for someone like me who really doesn't know anything about pea genetics.
    It is perfectly possible that the explanation for our IBBS girl was much more convoluted and confusing, involving hidden genetics...
    I don't envy you all of your super-confusing genetics, although your resulting birds are so gorgeously varied and wonderful!
     
  6. LehighCounty4-H

    LehighCounty4-H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the second one looks like a cameo splash i breed cameos so i know the color very well
     
  7. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Black Shoulder peahen. That means one of the hens is carrying the BS gene as well. With hens I don't think you can tell. I've always believed that solid black coverts with barring coverts is a sign of split to Black Shoulder. If there are solid black where there should be barring sometimes that's Spalding.
     
  8. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Cameo Splash? Someone needs to tell the UPA about that one.
     
  9. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's Spaldings ancestors!
     
  10. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2.
     

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