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3 months old! Gender guesses? Im New at this!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by melaniem14, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. melaniem14

    melaniem14 Just Hatched

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    Hi there everyone!
    The kids are officially 3 months old!
    We are new at this so some help with sexing would be great.
    I have looked at the chart but Im not seeing it.....so guess away, you wonderful pros!




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  2. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both hens.
     
  3. melaniem14

    melaniem14 Just Hatched

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    Interesting!! Most have pegged the brown one a male due to barring?? How is it that you can tell? I find this fascinating!! [​IMG]

    He/she fans ALL THE TIME!! Is that normal
    For a female as well?
     
  4. EyeKeyYou

    EyeKeyYou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, both hens.
     
  5. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2ea very fine hens,[​IMG]. Gerald Barker
     
  6. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both hens and roosters will fan starting from hatch to past maturity. Its their way of swelling up to look bigger and to floss. As for sexing your girls, in India blues natural pattern (regular) both sexes get the barring pattern but, the roosters bars will be closer together on each feather and crisper or sharper in shape. Your little girl has them scattered and they will slowly disappear as she matures, Congrats and Bravo to you for such healthy birds,[​IMG].

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  7. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah the barring are fading out and will be gone soon.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    beautiful youngsters
     
  9. msmolly

    msmolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm kinda wondering if the lighter one could be male. I don't see any tapering of the feather ends. Don't know if that's always the case, but its something I've been noticing lately in the female chicks (besides the single end bar). Are the leg shafts the same thickness, or does the lighter chick have thicker legs?
     
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  10. msmolly

    msmolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a clear photo example of India Blue Chick sexing. These are the same two chicks, brother and sister. They are pied- , so ignore the white feathers except in they serve to track the male. From the beginning the male had little white eppulettes on his shoulders, later turning to a clear white feather in the middle of his back. So now it is easy to identify him throughout his changes. In these pics watch the barring changes on the brown feathers, knowing the white back feather is the male, and the all brown back is female.

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