Are these both hens?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Glenmar, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of each.
    Anyone else????


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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  2. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are right....when my black-shouldered babies were that size it was easy to tell, the males were bigger and started getting the darker feathering around the neck.
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these in September. They were really young. No blue on any necks yet, so now I am thinking
    they are two hens??
     
  4. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its difficult to tell with the angle of the photo. One looks darker than the other. the upper back on the two also look different, but that could also be due to the photo angle.
     
  5. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can tell you that the one on the left looks similar to my black shouldered cameo hens i have. not sure about the one on the right if it is female or male yet.
     
  6. barryk

    barryk Out Of The Brooder

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    The one on the right is a male and the one on the left is female.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Looks like two hens
     
  8. barryk

    barryk Out Of The Brooder

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    The reason I think the one on the right is a male is it has some lacing on its saddle and his primaries have a rusty color to them.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Barryk BS hens have rusty color flights

    note flight on this hen..now she is pied ,some are white but you can see one that is rusty

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  10. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Left hen, pretty sure the one on the right is a male. He should start getting his color soon if it is indeed a male.
     

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