Help wanted to identify sex/breed please; Desperate to know what these two are?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Potts571, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Potts571

    Potts571 Just Hatched

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    If anyone can help sex these two 9 week old babies I would really appreciate it; they were my sons birthday present, are handled twice a day and we are getting so fond of them! one has always been a little bigger than the other, (she) is the bossiest and has darker feathers, with green feathers developing down the back of her neck. The slightly smaller of the two has more rusty colouring on his (?) wing feathers, has only just started getting a hint of green, not as much as the other one and he now makes a totally different lower call/sound when I separate them for the couple of minutes it takes me to put them in their other pen each night. I feel there is less barring on their feathers than there was a couple of weeks ago, and one has obviously more rusty colouring on the wing feathers than the other! As you may have guessed we are leaning towards them being a pair, and for now its easier to refer to them as him and her to tell identify them; but very excited to hear others much more experienced opinions.

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    Sunbathing! rusty wing feathers?

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    More green colouring developing on one than the other?

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    The smaller, one on the left here is the one that is now making a deeper call, different to the noises they've made since chicks?
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Look like hens to me.
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I was thinking males.
     
  4. Potts571

    Potts571 Just Hatched

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    Hahaha, that made me laugh.....I've changed my mind every day for the last six week's; finally decided to tell my son that they're either two females.....or two males.......or one of each!! Think I've got it right with one of those guesses [​IMG]
     
  5. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    The way to tell the difference between the male and females is by the barring on their wings. The females lose the bars on their shoulders/wings while the males keep them.
     
  6. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    I'm kinda thinking one male and one female, but I could be wrong. [​IMG]
     
  7. Potts571

    Potts571 Just Hatched

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    Not much consistency to this thread! Hehehe. I've been watching the colouring and barring on the feathers, definitely one is darker than the other, one is bossiest and they are making different noises...their behaviour has been quite different from hatching. Can't wait to find out for sure!!
    Does anyone know if males or females start to get the coloured feathers before the other sex?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    @new 2 pfowl, where are your most excellent pictures of male vs female?

    -Kathy
     
  9. Potts571

    Potts571 Just Hatched

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    Can anyone else tell me if there is a clear difference between the sounds male and female peas make as youngsters? The one I think is the male has been making a very different noise to the one I think could be a female for the last week; It's almost a trial honking sound. The girl (?) Is still making the whee whee sound that they made as younger chicks. Is this an indication of their sexes?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I have not noticed a difference.

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