Do only male IB chicks have green on the top of their head?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peafowlmom, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two IB and I think they are males. I checked for the barring and orange feathers, I think they have that but I am not positive. So I was wondering if this is another helper in determining sex?
     
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  2. Exotics R Us

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    Without posting pictures it will be hard to tell you.

    Ricky
     
  3. clinton9

    clinton9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi peafowlmom,
    Sexing the peachicks is not difficult, if you hold the peachicks in hands and look for diffenent colours.

    Male peachick have more orange primary flight feathers and barred back.

    Female peachick have more browner primary flight feathers and more plain brown back.

    Both sex have green colour to juvenile head and neck feathers, but male peachick don't have blue feathers on neck until 8 months old.

    Cheers

    Clinton.
     
  4. Exotics R Us

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    This doesn't always work.

    Ricky
     

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