Back from the brink - what sex are they?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by racuda, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I gave them their third dose of metronidazole and I am optimistic they will be fine now. Since I only have two left could I be lucky enough to have a pair?

    They are 8 weeks old today. Can anyone determine their gender?

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  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    8 weeks is still a little young, but if I were making guesses I'd say the first is a girl and the second is a boy. Post again in a month or so!
     
  3. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A photo showing the neck/upper breast would be a little better. If you have older peafowl, you would notice on the older hens that the neck/ upper breast feathers have a single bar, while young males will have double barred feathers in the same area.
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's this?

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  5. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Female has very little barring between the wings and the male has lots. I agree with Kadreeva, first pic hen second pic male.
     

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