White spaulding ....genetic

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Dany12, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2011
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I would think you would breed a white IB to a pure green bird to get a white spalding ,not white to a spalding cause in the end if you bred a white to a spalding wouldn't you be duliting the spalding blood as they do not breed true.
    Just wondering also
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2012
  3. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    From my perspective, it's a grammar issue. The spaldings are hybrids. The greens are the pure species. If you breed a mutant IB with a green, you are putting the IB's mutation INTO the spalding population, NOT INTO the green population. Therefore, you're breeding the white INTO the spaldings by breeding a white IB WITH a green.

  4. FrankYLegend

    FrankYLegend Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    White Peafowl, like Black Shouldered, may themselves have origins as hybrid peafowl. The black-shouldered was the result of these hybrids introduced into Europe.

    We cannot just assume that these birds came from only the Indian Peafowl. The Japanese imported both Sri Lankan and various forms of Green Peafowl and they hybridized. The people of Bhutan and Tibet brought the Nepalese cristatus and the Green-complex birds together; these birds are considered sacred and roam wild in alpine valleys. (fortunately there's no threat to hybridisation with these as they remain isolated from the true wild Yunnan antiqus and Arakan spicifer). These hybrids are well-adapted having gone through thousands of years of natural selection. The reason why these birds look almost identical to cristatus over muticus is due to the fact that Indian Peafowl are ecological generalists while Green Peafowl are more specific with their habitats.

    It would explain why Black Shouldered Peafowls have a slight iridescence. (some people call Green Peafowl Black-winged Peafowl) and also how some white peafowl have yellow facial skin.

    There was already a wild Green Peafowl that was fully white, depicted in ancient Chinese and Japanese paintings. Unfortunately this species has become extinct.

    Also, has anyone ever seen a true Albino (not white or leucistic) Peafowl?
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2012
  5. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    Agree with this post, there is no known color mutation into the green peafowl like there is the blue.
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio

    I also agree. First cross was white ib to green. Which produced spaldings split white.
    Spalding whites are also crossed with green now also.

    I DID HATCH ONE ALBINO chick with pink eyes..it died before it dryed off in the hatcher
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  7. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    That's still pretty cool, too bad it died. What were it parents? Has anyone else had an albino chick hatch before? I read of a guy who hatched an albino golden pheasant, but it too was quite weak, and I believe it only lived a week or two.
  8. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    I have a 2 yr old pair of white peafowl I bought as chicks. The male has some of the yellow on his face. Does this mean he has some green/spalding blood?
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio

    Good odds he is a spalding white......but even pure blue will get yellow face if feed ALOT of corn.
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    One thing to remember......you can't get a white spalding.....without breeding to a spalding.

    White X green only produce spalding split white

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by