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Girl or boy?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by horseyjess, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2009
    SW Florida
    I thought I had purchased a peacock but I have been told that green means girl. So is this really a pea hen? She is still gimpy but gets around good and has learend to roost so I dont think we are going to cull afterall just will have a special needs peachick LOL!! I had tried the extra vitamins in the water and switched the feed to a special feed with the extra protein etc and its leg is no better but she/he has learned to get around and roost...


  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Thats is a peacock, the neck will turn blue, as he is a Indiablue.
  3. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    Valparaiso, IN
    Agree there, that's a boy. Notice the barring on it's back. Thus tell you as females have very little barring up by the neck area.
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    India girls only get green on their necks, boys can get *both* green and/or blue.

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