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Can you tell me if my 3 pea birds are peahens or peacocks?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sdugey, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. sdugey

    sdugey Chirping

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    They were hatched out of incubator. they are about 6 months old. I started a thread earlier, but I am adding new photos., as requested. They are very camera shy, so I hope these photos work. [​IMG]

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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I'd guess hens but I'm not sure
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    They look pretty drab, so I'd guess they're hens as well. The cocks are usually very vividly marked.
    Have you posted them in the Peacock section of the forum? They'd have a much better eye for telling what gender they are.

    They are beautiful!
     
  4. I don't know much about peacocks, but I think they are hens.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I'm not a Peacock expert (never raised them), but I'm thinking all hens.
     
  6. Tricoglossus

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    This information is from a peacock fact sheet:

    "Full grown chicks of both genders are identical to their
    mothers until about six months old when the male’s cream
    coloured chest feathers start to turn a blacky-blue colour.
    This is usually the only way to tell a male from a female
    chick. From this point on he will continue to turn blue but
    will keep his tiger-striped back and train feathers until about
    two years old when they start to turn green. At about three
    years he will begin to grow eye feathers but may take two
    winters to grow full length eye feathers. It is very difficult
    to determine the gender of white peafowl since this colour
    change does not occur. You may have to wait until three
    years old to see if the bird grows a train, in which case it is
    a male. The only other clue is the length of legs, and size
    of spur. Males have longer legs than females, and females
    don’t grow large spurs."

    Fact sheet is found here: http://www.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/114153/peacock_info.pdf

    Hope that helps!
     
  7. sdugey

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    Well,,,,, thanks to all who responded. but I think the two fanning are males. Right?
     

  8. Tricoglossus

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    I've heard from peafowl owners that the hens will do that as well. Does that bird pictured in the middle of your photo have a blue breast or is it female coloured?
     
  9. sdugey

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    2 are blue breasted, one is very plain jane brown,.
     
  10. Tricoglossus

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    Sounds like you have two peacocks and one peahen.
     

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