BS opals: male or female?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Phage, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Slightly older BS opal
    Any ideas on sex?

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    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always had a hard time with the Opal B/S until they were a little older, the hen will be lighter then the male. The male will start to get darker.
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Older is female, no question about it, younger probably male- has the fairly dark 'lacing' on back.. but also tempted to say wait a couple weeks to be double-sure. If I had to pick one answer right now- male.
     
  4. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Thanks Guys. I will post a pic of the younger one in about a month.
     

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