White peachicks and Splits

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bemba, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, finally hatched some peachicks, 1 white and 2 splits...... Just wondering, are whites as touchy to raise as I have heard? And also are splits all supposed to have some white in the flight feathers? As one split has no white, and the other only on one side.
     
  2. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whites are as easy to raise as any other of the Indian peafowl colours. As far as I know, every split that I have had, has had at least a couple white flights.
     
  4. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply, Yeah thats what I thought, maybe the wing feathers need to grow in more for it to show, time will tell [​IMG]
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics bemba pics!!!
     
  6. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok coming up!!!!
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree whites easy as blues. if there are problems, it may be due to inbreeding in that 'line'. Saying that as I have come across people who have the idea of "purity" as being something from generations of one color only breeding- had a few callers inquire if the whites came from that sort of breeding and lost interest even when explained that any white bred to any white will result in all white offspring. Anyways that sort of breeding may result in inbred birds if the whites all happened to be varying degrees of related to each other, so the problem could have been inbred birds instead of being directly related to being white. So if you do see problems, try outcrossing to another color.. although you have splits, so someone has been doing that already.
     
  8. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes that's what I suspected, here in Oz, we have limited blood, and I have 2 splits, so that should help alot..... heaps of white chicks die before 4 months of age here.... Apparently. I just wanted to ask, have you ever heard of shadowing in whites? As the Peacocks Australia or Australian Poultry Forum (run by the same guy) [​IMG] have this article about it, I just wanted to see your view on this, because I don't know if it reads right. http://www.australianpoultryforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3035
     
  9. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the chicks.....
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    This chick has the white flights, but only this side....
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    And this one has no white at all.... Dad is white, the only peacock I own....
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  10. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just thought I would mention, the foster hen is a frizzle polish (not pure single comb) and had a massive crest, I "trimmed it" so thats why you can see some skin [​IMG]
     

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