What does 40-60 Pied and 10-90 Pied mean?

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  1. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard someone refer to a pied peacock as 40-60 and another as 10-90? What does that mean? I assume blue to white ratio, but which is which? Is 40 the blue, or the white? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the white, when someone describes a bird as 60% pied its mean it has 60% white.
     
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  3. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks tho in this case they are using 2 numbers to describe the bird. So 10-90 - for example - what is the percentage of white? 10 or 90?
     
  4. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the bird and who's using it [​IMG] If someone is referring to a silver pied, then it's 90% white. I suspect they are suggesting 60% white on the first bird, and 90% white on the second bird.

    Always ask for pictures. Worth a thousand words, right? [​IMG]
     
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  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This bird is 80% white at one year old .... adult, it will be 90%! ... they have more feathers when they are full developpement !

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  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    A Silver Pied is a White bird with 10% to 20% color.
    An India Blue Pied White Eye is a colored bird with 30% to 40% white on it.

    So you have a Dark Pied that has very little white on it.
    A Pied White Eye which would have 30 to 40% white on it.
    A Pied with up to around 60% white on it.
    Loud Pied with up to 80% white.
    And Silver Pied that has 80% to 90% white which is really a White bird with 20% to 10% color.

    Silver Pied yearling pair on right.

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    India Blue Pied, 20% white

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  7. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only the picture can tell how much white the bird has, you could give an appreciation on how much white the bird has by his look.

    By the way its not always nicer to have more white, some birds with less white are nicer, and many pieds are nicer than silver pieds, its how the white shapes in the body that will make him nicer or not.
     
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  8. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    See this midnight pied peacock from Leggs farm? In my opinion its nicer than all the midnight silver pied peacocks i have seen before.
     
  9. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sir is correct,[​IMG]

    Gerald Barker
     
  10. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone, your replies have been very helpful. I appreciate it.
     

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