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Good morning! I'm new to BYC and am excited to be here. I've had peafoul for about 4 years. One of our hens had two chicks, but they were eaten by a coyote last year. Our other hen has laid eggs but has never hatched; they were not fertile (I broke them open after several weeks) ....and then one day she shows up on our back patio with a chick! We were so surprised and excited! It's been about 3 months, but we can't tell the gender of the youngster, Peepers. We enjoy watching our peafoul....they add something special to our little farm.
Is Peepers male or female? Here's a couple pics. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by danfred View Post

Good morning! I'm new to BYC and am excited to be here. I've had peafoul for about 4 years. One of our hens had two chicks, but they were eaten by a coyote last year. Our other hen has laid eggs but has never hatched; they were not fertile (I broke them open after several weeks) ....and then one day she shows up on our back patio with a chick! We were so surprised and excited! It's been about 3 months, but we can't tell the gender of the youngster, Peepers. We enjoy watching our peafoul....they add something special to our little farm.
Is Peepers male or female? Here's a couple pics. Thanks!

Welcome to BYC! The barring on the shoulder indicates a young male.

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@danfred , welcome to BYC!

-Kathy
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Thanks for the feedback!
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.... but the NEW feathers on the back become to be not barred any more ... so i thing it's a female !
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