White Eyes

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KsKingBee, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. I have an IB Pied who I am sure that it had White Eyes last year, not a lot, bus a dozen or more. His train is about 2/3 grown and I don't see any this year. Is it possible to reverse and not get any a year after having some?
     

  2. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

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    Noticed the same thing here and i think what has happened is my boy has more feathers this year than last and not as many of the new ones came in white eyes, my male only has one white eyed gene so not all his train feathers have the white eyes .
     
  3. zazouse

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    Opps sorry i just reread your post.
    are you saying he has no white eyes at all this year?
     
  4. Yes. Zero White Eyes on the train. If it happens that way sometimes I am ok, if it is unheard of I am mistaken and need to change my pairings for him. I bought him three hens because he had WE, now I don't see any. [​IMG]
     
  5. It can change, even drastically, year to year but I am surprised he would have absolutely none.
     
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  6. Garden Peas

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    Well if he had white eyes in a previous year, the genetics are still there ;-)
     
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  7. zazouse

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    how old is he now?
     

  8. Minimum of four, maybe older.
     
  9. Dany12

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    How a feather follicle programmed to produce feathered white eyes produce normal feathers?
    Climate change?
     
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  10. Uh, humor right? Not sure what you are trying to say. [​IMG] I am beginning to think that maybe he didn't have those white eyes I thought he did. Brad has never seen one go backward either.
     

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