Help! I can't tell if I have 2 boys or girls or a pair....

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by sacarvounis, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. sacarvounis

    sacarvounis Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given 2 IB peachicks in early October that were 3-4 months old. They look exactly the same to me. Can anybody tell?

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  2. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
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    My guess they are both male.I have only had a few peas and the males developed more breast color than the hen's at that age in the Indian Blue mixes I had.Maybe someone else can help with more exp. with pea's.Tried to upload a pic of one of my yearling males but grrrrrrr stupid dial up!
     
  3. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Two little peacocks I would say. You can always tell by the feathers. If they have a rusty red color its a peacock and if its a chocholate to dark chocholate color its usually a peahen. You can also tell with the the barred feathers on the back, females tend to have less.
     
  4. sacarvounis

    sacarvounis Out Of The Brooder

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    My friend picked up four and gave me two with the agreement that we would swap when we figured out the sexes. Her two have a more solid brown look to them....that was a few weeks ago. Now I am anxious to visit again and get to the bottom of it. I will feel a little sad splitting these two guys up though.....they are so cute together! This forum is just great! I am learning so much!!
     
  5. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    Sounds like you and your friend will be trading. Also sounds like she may have both hens!!
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Both males. "more solid colored" your friend has sound female because female blues get solid colored pretty fast- they lose the little bars on backs and take on a darker, mud-brownish back with much less color(and only green shine) on necks. Take pics of those too, just in case they're something unexpected like a different color or...?
     

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