whats the point of peach peafowl?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by birdboy508, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alls they are is purple cameos.[​IMG]
     
  2. AquaEyes

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    It's another variation in the peafowl rainbow. I'm going against my usual stance in not really liking the silver pieds, but I did see a Peach Silver Pied and there was something very pretty and subtle about the mix of faded browns and white. Peach is just another choice now available for people wanting peafowl. There doesn't need to be a further point.

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  3. Exotics R Us

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    "See what you did" by telling everyone that the only thing peach was,was purple cameos. Somethings are better left unsaid.

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  4. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:See the pic below of three cockatiels. Lutino, Pearl and Cinnamon are sex-linked mutations. In order for there to be any combination of two of these three, crossover had to happen in a male split to two of them, so that both mutations occur on the same chromosome. This is the same thing that happened with Peach. To answer "what's the point?" I'd say "look at the beautiful result of putting more than one mutation together." And as far as a "point" in breeding, consider this -- a Peach male has the genes for Purple and Cameo, so if you set him up with a hen each of Peach, Cameo and Purple, you'll get all female chicks in Peach, and male chicks in Peach, Purple and Cameo. So not only does combining mutations offer a new phenotype, it also allows for a range of offspring from specific pairings.


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  5. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its true im against mix breeding.[​IMG]
     
  6. Exotics R Us

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    Quote:See the pic below of three cockatiels. Lutino, Pearl and Cinnamon are sex-linked mutations. In order for there to be any combination of two of these three, crossover had to happen in a male split to two of them, so that both mutations occur on the same chromosome. This is the same thing that happened with Peach. To answer "what's the point?" I'd say "look at the beautiful result of putting more than one mutation together." And as far as a "point" in breeding, consider this -- a Peach male has the genes for Purple and Cameo, so if you set him up with a hen each of Peach, Cameo and Purple, you'll get all female chicks in Peach, and male chicks in Peach, Purple and Cameo. So not only does combining mutations offer a new phenotype, it also allows for a range of offspring from specific pairings.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/81585_cinnamons_pearls.jpg

    Those are some pretty strange looking peafowl, shouldn't they be on the caged bird part of this forum?
     
  7. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You must be a pure bred yourself then? Without mix breeding everything in the world would not be here, all would be the same. Do you think all the dogs in the world were born that way? Today you can buy BLUE dogs and that is the natural color of them - blue. The world is a melting pot and new creatures are born everyday, you just don't know about them yet. So breeding one color to another gives you peach then wow you got a pretty bird. What is the point of India Blue? Bronze? Pied? Etc? If you do not like the color then that is your choice, do not buy one. Other people like the color peach so they buy it. Don't knock the color til you have seen it in person. I am sure if you went to a Peafowl farm you would be wanting one of every color [​IMG]
     
  8. Frosty

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    I agree, Yoda...

    And in the case of peafowl, most colors aren't breeds. They are mutations. There are several beautiful colors available that wouldm't exist without the work breeders put into developing them. Peach doesn't get me excited (perhaps because I have only seen pictures), so I won't buy any. Simple as that.

    And I have neither the experience nor space to try to create my own line of Peach. A lot of folks like me would just put down the money to buy some if we wanted peach. I think reading how to create them and actually doing it are two different things.

    And honestly... no offense AquaEyes... I didn't even read half of that post either. It's way above my head [​IMG] Posts like that are more for the serious breeders who understand genetics, not for those of us who don't and really don't have an interest in it. No offense intended to those of you who seem to have an incredible understanding of genetics and how they work. I'm content to sit on the sidelines and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
     
  9. birdboy508

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    india blue is a pure breed.[​IMG]
     
  10. Frosty

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    Quote:And most of the colors are mutations of IB. Just like varius breeds of other critter can come in different colors, but still be pure bred.
     

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