Anyone know how to determine the gender of juvenile peafowl?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Book Em Danno25, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Hey everyone! I have some juvenile peafowl I am looking to sell but the people interested want to know the gender of the bird first. It's really hard to get up close to the birds without them fleeing, but I managed to get a couple of pictures.

    If anyone can identify the gender of the birds please let me know, or if you know some tips on how to find out, please let me know.

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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello there! [​IMG], well the Peafowl Department at least - you are clearly a busy BYCer!

    I'm going to say that we'll probably need better pictures to guess at the sexes of your peababies.
    My initial impression is...2 hens and one cock? Or possibly three hens?
    Others here are much better at gender IDs than I am, and they will certainly offer their opinions shortly!
     
  3. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah, I was going to say we need better pictures. They sure are little rascals lol. They run away everytime i try to get near them. [​IMG]
     
  4. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    You can probably lure them closer with treats! [​IMG]
    Blueberries or mealworms can work wonders.
     
  5. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Hehe we dont have either of those at the moment lol
     
  6. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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    Finally managed to catch one lol. Here's a better close up of one of the peababies
     
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  8. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    When posting pics of birds and especially when you want an opinion on sex or color it is always best to crop the pic before posting. Yes, we can blow it up but far away pics get fuzzy so cropping helps us a lot.

    That said you have at least two hens maybe three, but I am leaning on a trio of one maybe cock and two hens. The second pics is a def hen.
     
  9. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    So how can you tell, any tips? Because we are selling only 4 of the 5 brown babies and its kinda hard to keep track of which is which... [​IMG]
     
  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Hens lose the barring on the back feathers and the cocks retain it. You can also look at the individual feathers on the back for either multiple bars or single bars. Hens also have that white/cream colored scalloped tips on the feathers on the front of the neck.
     

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