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Do females display? How Can I be sure I have a male?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by doudini2, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. doudini2

    doudini2 Songster

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    I just saw the female display on another topic. It got me worried, because i thought only males do display and mating dance. How do I know mine is male? The farmer told me it was a male when I bought the baby.
     

  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

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    If your peafowl has striped tail feathers and striped wing featers then it is a peacock.

    Here is a picture of my peacock when he was a yearling.
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    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Songster

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    Both sexes display, hens display to make themselves look bigger and more intimidating.
     
  4. shchinchillas

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    Our younger (but most dominant) hen will display along side the boys. I've seen Zeus with his adult train displaying, Erohs with his 2nd year train displaying and Jade (2nd year, but most dominant hen) along side the two males displaying with them. Quite funny to watch.
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

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    That sounds like a real show, you should try and get some pictures![​IMG]
     

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