Help me sight sex my new peachicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AJs chickens, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. AJs chickens

    AJs chickens New Egg

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    So, I'm completely new in the peafowl world.
    I got two peachicks from the z[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]oo I work in, each from a different peahen.
    I read about sight sexing peachicks but I need to be sure.
    Can you peafowl masters help?[​IMG]
     
  2. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help ..... sex my futur peachick !

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  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    You can't sex them until they're about 3 weeks old or older.
     
  4. AJs chickens

    AJs chickens New Egg

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    One of them is older than 3 weeks!
     
  5. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    You might look here to see if you get any tips:
    http://peafowlimagedatabase.weebly.com/peachick-chart.html

    These might also give you some clues:
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    You might also do some digging into the helpful pea information available here, lots of it! Depending upon the situation, many peapeople don't recommend putting peababies with other poultry because peas are so susceptible to disease.
     
  6. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Visual sexing cannot be done reliably until about 3 months reliably. Some people go by leg length or color but this is not reliable.
     
  7. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    As a guess I would say male but it's not the most accurate at this age. If there were other peachicks to compare makes things easier.
     
  8. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Early .... Males = long head, long leggs, long toes and long neck !
     

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