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What will they be??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by RedBrush Farm, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Songster

    Jun 12, 2011
    What color will the chicks be if the male is IB split to white and the female is IB pied??
    Genetics is confusing.


  2. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chirping

    Jan 19, 2012
    Seattle, Washington
    oops, technical difficulties
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  3. Are you sure the male is split to white, rather than Dark Pied? Well, you'll find out when you breed. Remember that what is commonly called "Pied" is genetically a bird with one copy of the Pied gene, and one copy of the White gene, and this is why they don't breed true. "Dark Pied" is the name given to birds with two copies of the Pied gene, and "White" results from having two copies of the White gene.

    IB split to White male X IB Pied female =
    25% White
    25% IB Pied
    25% IB split to White
    25% IB split to Pied

    If, on the other hand, your male is actually IB Dark Pied, this is what you'd get:
    50% IB Pied
    50% IB Dark Pied

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