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HELP!!! White peahen is a peacock...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by C&Rman, May 18, 2011.

  1. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    My Midnight white-eye is dancing and fluffing out but my white peahen is too!!! She/he is fluffing out and shaking his wings out at the other male, then when the white-eye comes at him/her she freaks out and hops on both feet. Is this normal or do I have a 2 peacocks
  2. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    My peahens.. both put up their beauty and shake their thing.. and yes.. attack after the males.. when not interested

    soooooooooooooo maybe your girl.. is still a girl..
    but I did notice something in your photos.. your white peahen.. has a much longer tail then my girl white peahen.. cause when I saw yours.. I thought ohhhhhhhhhh what a stunning female..

  3. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    I know thats what worried me because when I opened the box her tail looked flat like a line so I thought she just got a mangy tail. But now I question it because it looks like it has been cut off with siccors or something.
    Does your peahen shake their wings and tail feathers when they are fluffed out? My male and my white one both do the exact same thing. Ill watch them and her tail goes up just like his does and then she/he does the samething the male does. It is almost like looking in a mirror when they do it but one white and one colorful haha!!!
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Peahens can do everything the peacocks do- the tail shaking/vibrating, wing fluttering, 'charging' at something to frighten it off, etc. The only thing I never saw a peahen do is the 'mating yell' and the mating rush(it's different from 'you go away!' charge). If the white is more than a year old, check the spurs. Normally, India males have a large, broad blunt spur showing up by year of age. Peahens can grow spurs, usually they are skinny and look sharper.
  5. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    She doesn't have spurs. Does that mean she is a peahen????
  6. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    If she is two and does not have spurs it is a hen
  7. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    She is one! This mean she is a peacock now?
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Not necessarily. Reread all of the above posts.
  9. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    At one Alto had spurs, they were maybe half an inch and they were not very pointed, but they have grown in fairly fast and now that he is two they are about as big as my four year old's spurs, but not as pointed.[​IMG] I think peahen's spurs will grow a lot slower. My peahens have small little bumps for spurs.
    Last edited: May 19, 2011

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