Crest/Crown

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by trudigale, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. trudigale

    trudigale Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have 7 peachicks all hatched within minutes of each other on June 10..... several have the "little bump" appearing on the top of the head ...... while the others don't have it yet. Does this indicate a female vs male? I know all grown peafowl have this crest but wondered if the early appearance of one means a certain sex.

    Thanks!
    Trudi
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not an indicator that i know of the others will catch up soon and then one will probably pluck it off [​IMG]
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  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate it when they pull each others off. Like Zaz said it is not know to be an indicator.
     
  4. trudigale

    trudigale Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok - seriously - the other peachicks pull the "crest" off!?!?!? Is there anything I should do when this happens? Does it bleed???

    Goodness..... the things I learn! [​IMG]

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  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep they pluck it right out and it takes months to grow back .
    This fella in the photo is finely growing his back for the second time.

    Don't worry never heard of a pea to die from lossing its crest ,don't think it hurts um but i never asked them [​IMG]
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  6. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find it happens to the lighter colored birds (whites and Black shoulder hens) more for some reason.
     
  7. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great those are the only breeds of peahens I have [​IMG]
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    My white hen has never had her crest plucked and only one of my Ib hens have had her crest plucked once when she was 2 months old.
    I think it has something to do with pecking order but who really knows for sure [​IMG]

    I see my hens grooming my other males crest all the time but never see them pluck anything.

    The male in the above photo was plucked by the pied hen i purchased with him, she is 3 he is 20 months, he tries to woo her with his pretty ways but as soon as he turns his back she pecks him on the rear and messes up his mojo [​IMG]
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