Gender of Purple Peachicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Hannah15, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Hannah15

    Hannah15 Chirping

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    In the interest of full disclosure, I know what gender these chicks are because they were DNA tested. However, I could have sworn I knew what they were before, but it turned out I was wrong. I based my thoughts on some pictures posted on this site. But maybe I am missing some key part. They are 5 weeks old. Does anyone want to tell me why they believe they are one gender or another?

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  2. frenchblackcopper

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    Chick 2 definately a hen,,Chick 1 also seems to be losing the barring and looks to be a hen.
     
  3. Keep in mind I am a novice but my initial thought was that #1 is male and @2 female. I would not be surprised if Frenchy is right.
     
  4. bandbaustin

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    I say both hens
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Color novice here, but I would say #2 is a hen due to the lack of barring. #1 could be either... I had one like that last year that I could have sworn was male, but it's bars kept fading. So my official guess is two girls, but it's just a guess. Great looking chicks what ever they are!

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  6. Male & Female
     
  7. casportpony

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  8. Hannah15

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    I was SURE that I either had a male and a female (chick 1: male, and chick 2: female) or if I was wrong about that they were both female.

    However, the DNA test came back as two males.

    [​IMG] Turns out I can't sex peachicks.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Lol, I sure can't, that's for sure! Very interesting.

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    The DNA test is wrong! [​IMG][​IMG] Just kidding!

    -Kathy
     
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