Females are males??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Bad Wolf, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 peafowl, 3 peahens and 1 peacock. I know that I definitely have a pair that are 2 yrs old and the other 2 I bought from a feed store as pea chicks last summer. I thought they were females.. One is a black shoulder the other a cameo. They have recently started displaying their feathers and doing the little dance... Are they really males???? Now I'm so confused!!
     
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  2. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is them...
     
  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    One cock and three hens, congrats.
     
  4. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then how come the 2 younger are doing the peacock dance??
     
  5. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They copy each other and both genders will display at times from chick to adult. Usually chicks and hens display when theres a threat as it makes them seem bigger. Beautiful peas by the way and yes, I agree, 1ea rooster and 3ea outstanding hens,[​IMG].

    Gerald Barker
     
  6. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!
     

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