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Getting color

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by TracyRussell, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. TracyRussell

    TracyRussell Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to peafowl and just wondering how old they should be before getting any color. My 2 chicks hatched Aug 26 and I notices about 4 weeks ago they were getting some color on there shoulders. Now they much more color right down to the wings, and head. Is this early for them?
     
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    That would make them approx. 10 weeks old and that is just about right for color to start showing. Here is a link to a bunch of chick pics! Courtesy of New2.

    http://peafowlimagedatabase.weebly.com/peachick-chart.html

    Check out the 10 week olds.
     
  3. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok.....well if that is the case then I need some MAJOR advise!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a pea that was born sept 1st and when it was born it was totally yellow.....we are now 9 weeks later and it has NO COLOR at all still yellow/white.......does that mean it is going to be white???
     
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  4. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Yes, if it is still yellow/white at 9 weeks it will most likely remain that way. This is a white at approx. 9 weeks.
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  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes .
    Can you post a photo?
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  6. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mom....dad and pea baby!!! you think it will be white???? and when can I tell if it is a girl or a boy!??!??!
     
  7. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    I think it will be white. By this age you would see other colors if you were going to. Unfortunately the hardest ones to sex are whites, we go by size. When it gets to around 10 months it will either be the same size as mom(female) or bigger/taller than mom(male).
     

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