Gender ID

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by danfred, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. danfred

    danfred Just Hatched

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    Good morning! I'm new to BYC and am excited to be here. I've had peafoul for about 4 years. One of our hens had two chicks, but they were eaten by a coyote last year. Our other hen has laid eggs but has never hatched; they were not fertile (I broke them open after several weeks) ....and then one day she shows up on our back patio with a chick! We were so surprised and excited! It's been about 3 months, but we can't tell the gender of the youngster, Peepers. We enjoy watching our peafoul....they add something special to our little farm.
    Is Peepers male or female? Here's a couple pics. Thanks!
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  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! The barring on the shoulder indicates a young male.
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @danfred , welcome to BYC!

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  4. danfred

    danfred Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .... but the NEW feathers on the back become to be not barred any more ... so i thing it's a female !
     

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