Another sex question.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by adriano, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Songster

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    Looks like a boy and a girl to me
     
  2. Yoda

    Yoda Songster

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    large chick is male
     
  3. tball chicky

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    Just curious...but how can you tell that it's a male?
     
  4. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Songster

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    Males retain the barring on their backs. Hens lose the barring . Thats why i say the smaller one is a hen. Looks like the barring is going away
     
  5. adriano

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    Has anyone a picture of the difference between the sexes reguarding the barring on peachicks backs.

    Thanks
     
  6. clinton9

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    Hi adriano,
    If you hold your peachicks in each hands, you will notice the colour of primary flight feathers may not be same,

    Male peachick have more orange primary flight feathers and barred back.

    Female peachick had browner primary flight feathers and more plain brown back.

    Cheers

    Clinton.
     
  7. adriano

    adriano Songster

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    Thanks Everyone.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:as this is true....lot easier to go my the barring , because look at a bs hen , she has those orange flights as you call them
     
  9. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

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    Yep the barring is what really helped me to sex my peachick Peep. Peep looks just like that larger peachick you have and he is a male. The smaller one looks like a hen.
     

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