ban peachick age and dna sexing

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by gaza, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. gaza

    gaza In the Brooder

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    hi,i have 8 peachicks,but only want to keep 3-4 males,as they are restricted in my surberben area.
    i was told by the dna lab,that they needed body feathers,rather than the flight/tail feathers of the chicks.
    mine are 4 weeks old now,and ii am starting to see real featers.
    my question is=
    how long should i wait?,and from where should i pluck feathers?!
    gary
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    if you can wait another month or 2, and post pics we could sex them for you, unless they are whites or greens.
     
  3. Shepicca

    Shepicca Songster

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    Maybe try another DNA lab. The one I used did blood or eggshells as well as feathers.

    irene
     

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