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

    Nov 22, 2010
    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?


    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  2. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    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

    Nov 22, 2010
    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

    Dec 22, 2009
    Northwest Ohio
    Sounds like you and your friend will be trading. Also sounds like she may have both hens!!
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    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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