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Peacock or peahen??

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What is the age?

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Will be a year in either July or August, so approx 7/8 months.
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Will be a year in either July or August, so approx 7/8 months.

It is pretty hard to say for sure on young whites, but I am leaning toward male. The tail supports are far longer than the tail, and this usually(but not always) indicates a male. Curious to hear what some others think. Very pretty either way, I have 3 mature white males and they are stunning when in full plumage.

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I love these.  With absolutely no knowledge to support it I will guess male. There appears to be fringe on the tail and it also looks to be heavier than a female at that age.

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I'm going to go with male because the tail coverts or premature train appear to be going a little wispy. I do see tail feathers growing in. At this age it would be hard to try and use neck feather sexing.


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The second picture tells me male, if it turns out to be a hen, it will end up being your best hen. Those suspect birds always turn out to be my best hens. Same goes for an aggressive male, they are usually my best roosters.

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