Age old ??? Is my BS peachick male or female ???

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  1. SPIRITWINDBIRDS

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    Hi everyone,
    I know this question has been asked a million times before, is my chick male or female ? She hatched out July 26th (2014). I know it's a Black shoulder. She will be 3 mo. in a few days. If it is a female ( like I'm thinking) I want to get a BS male this fall so I can raise them together, if it's a male I'm good to go ( lol) . So any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to all. :) Sorry pics are not the best but, I hope good enough for some ideas. To date she is not showing any colored feathers except 1 or 2 are tipped a blue/green at the base of her neck/top of shoulder ( in the first pic the colored feathers are in the tan-ish area you can see just above the heavier markings but not up on her neck)[​IMG]

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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  3. SPIRITWINDBIRDS

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    here are 2 other pics I just took with better lighting & a little closer[​IMG]

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  4. KsKingBee

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    Peahen, and a pretty one at that!
     
  5. SPIRITWINDBIRDS

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    Thank you, after looking at your pics I'm pretty convinced I have a sweet little girl . :)
     
  6. SPIRITWINDBIRDS

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    Thanks KSKingBee
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Very beautiful girl [​IMG] Is the white looking one her mom?
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  8. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    I think her mom is an oaten??
    Did you keep the oatens after all?
     
  9. SPIRITWINDBIRDS

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    Zazouse Thank you and yes that is her mamma, she is a BS Cameo or Oaten. Yes I kept 1 of my Oaten hens, although she is for sale if I can find the right home for her ;) I'm also selling my BS Midnight hen. Now I'm looking for a young BS male to be a mate for my new cute little girl :) The only male I have right now is white.
     
  10. SPIRITWINDBIRDS

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    Thank you everyone for your input, it is greatly appreciated and has been a great help :) <3
     

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