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Bronze Progressive Pied

We have been working with what started as a pair of birds that are exhibiting a unique trait, one we hope will eventually lead to the recognition of a new pattern in peafowl.  This potential pattern starts with the birds looking like a normal barred type but as they reach maturity they begin to show white in their feathering.  btwBronze_002 btwBronze_006

 

This white is random in nature and appears throughout the bird.  Once the white feathering begins to appear, with each yearly molt it both changes location and amount.

If you look through our gallery of pictures you will see pictures of birds that look very different from one another. THIS IS THE SAME BOY!  The pictures are just taken over the course of several years.  As you might have guessed this is a project we are very excited about!

In addition to our beautiful boy, we have acquired his mother who also carries this same trait.  In years past, to both help the genetic pool and hopefully increase the potential number of chicks to carry this trait, we have included other barred bronze hens to complete a breeding quad.

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In 2013 we are VERY excited to announce that we will be running only a trio but that trio will be our main male, his mother and one young hen from our 2011 breeding of this particular pen.  This will be the first year we will only be breeding birds that carry this trait, we hope this will help further our goal.  As we continue into the breeding season in 2013 we look forward to more chicks and continuing our project.

As this is still in the project phase, we are not yet releasing any hatching eggs or birds from this pen.  If you would like to be added to our wait list for notifications when we are you can Email Homer.

8 thoughts on “Bronze Progressive Pied

    1. admin Post author

      No. The male we have is a direct descendent (grandson) of the original Buford Bronze that also expressed this same trait. He was bred from traditional (barred wing) parents, neither carried any white producing genetics (silver Pied, Pied or White Eye). We did have his mother for a number of years until her passing, she expressed the same trait.

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  1. erik meerman

    Hello,
    I would like to get some of eggs of your bronze peas !
    Please can you ship them to Europe ?
    Regards Erik

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    1. admin Post author

      We do sell chicks but we don’t ship until they are at least a few months old (I am not sure if you are local to us). Price depends on what color/pattern you are looking for. You can email us at info@loudenfarms.com for more information.

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    2. admin Post author

      Hi Jeannie, I’m not sure if you are referring to chicks from this pen or other pens. We are not yet releasing anything from this pen but if you are interested in eggs/chicks from our other pens you can email us at info@loudenfarms.com

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