What is it?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Shepicca, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a pied? It has some white on it but not an awful lot. If I crossed this with my whites what would I get?
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    Irene
     
  2. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Irene
    It is a pied male. Breed it to white hens you will get 50% whites and 50% pieds.
     
  3. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
    Is it just chance that you get pieds with white in their tails too? Can you tell when they are chicks if they will have white in their tails?

    Irene
     
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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes its a pied.

    PIED x WHITE = 50% white & 50% pied
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Yes look for yellow patch on their back. Remember the train feathers ready come off the lower back. Tail feathers help hold up the train feathers.

    note the white on his lower back, those are train feathers.That area was yellow as a day old.

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  6. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the picture, very helpful.
    Another genetics question: How to you get the pied into a Black Shoulder? Could you cross the blue pied male with a black shoulder female? What percentages would that give or would you only get blues from that?

    Irene
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Depend on your peacock background. If he is not split, then

    Blue Pied X blue BS = blues split bs and pied

    Blue pied X blue bs pied =25% white, 50% blue pieds, 25% dark pied ....all split bs

    Remember pied and BS are both patterns and come in many colors....yours is a blue
     
  8. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I think I am being a little slow at this but if
    Blue Pied X blue BS = blues split bs and pied

    Are the pied all blue or are any of them blue BS pied?

    If I buy the blue pied in the photo and put him with my blue BS hen (not split to anything) how can I get blue BS pieds from that?

    Irene
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes they will all be blue pieds....none bs ,but will be split bs.

    The blues pieds split bs ..bred together will produce some blue pied bs.
     
  10. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thank you for clarifying that for me. So it will be a 2 generation plan:)
    And after all that the lady had sold him!! But it has planted an idea

    Irene
     

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