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Help with age and sex

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by systemrobot, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. systemrobot

    systemrobot New Egg

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    Hi everyone, I just acquired 2 young peachicks and was wondering if anyone could help me identify the age, sex, and breed of the little guys?
    [​IMG] this one is 8 inches tall
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    and this darker one is a bit shorter at around 7 inches tall
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like the top on is a Purple and the bottom one is an Indian Blue. As for sex have no idea, you'll have to wait a few more weeks. As for age, compared to mine I would say 2 weeks. My chicks begin to get crest feathers at 3 weeks old.
     
  3. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The purple could be hen, second one still early.
     
  4. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At this age .... only male are displaying .... open your eyes !!!
     
  5. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^^^ maybe a little harsh.
     
  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have all of my chicks still fanning and they're 4 weeks old and there's at least one hen in the clutch.
     
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  7. melaniem14

    melaniem14 Just Hatched

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    Hi there,
    We have two chicks. One is apparently a black shouldered and the other is blue. I'm trying to tell the difference in sex. They are about a month old and the "brown" one is much taller than the "yellow". Any guesses? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  8. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're a little young for an accurate sexing. My guess is the brown one is a male, and the Black Shoulder chick is definitely to young to sex. Black Shoulders can be sexed accurately usually around 3 months of age.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    At this young age my little boys display more than the girls, but the girls do display!

    -Kathy
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC @systemrobot ! Cute chicks!

    -Kathy
     

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