Help with breed age and sex plz?!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Aamanda, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Aamanda

    Aamanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these four Peafowl cheap and without much info. I am still learning so any advice is welcome. I was planning on doing more research and getting some in the spring but the price was right. Help me out here? [​IMG]Peacock?

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    [​IMG]Same bird as the first pic

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  2. Aamanda

    Aamanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only one has a lot of color. Some are lighter and only one has the barring over the entire back.
     
  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    The last picture is a hen. If the rest do not look like her then they are cocks.
     
  4. Aamanda

    Aamanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only one has a lot of color, three have some but light. Any idea on breed or age?
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    These are prettu indian blues very nice looking [​IMG]Wrote the gender next to your photos [​IMG]
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  6. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2, welcome [​IMG] Your babies are probably 3 or 4 months old, more or less... They are from eggs that hatched this breeding season, so sometime this spring or summer. They are still at a stage where they should be growing rapidly.

    Read the peafowl "stickies" at the top of the list of peafowl forum topics, that should answer a whole lot of questions. [​IMG]

    Do you have 3 that look the same, and one different? Or 2-2?

    Good luck with your new peas [​IMG]
     
  7. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, if you got them "cheap" and without much info, you better worm and make sure they are on medicated starter right away, watch for cocci and check poo. Also watch closely for any coughing, wheezing, sneezing, eye discharge or lethargy. Also check their feet and make sure no injuries, knots or swellings. If you have any indications these babies might be sick, check back right away -- you can lose peas pretty quick at this age, and I'm kinda wondering about anyone that would sell you birds without lots of info on how to care for them and all the particulars like how old they were... [​IMG]

    There's lots of helpful folks on here [​IMG]
     
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  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Great advice, i would worm them even if i were told they were already done and cheap ain't always a bad sign, i sold my babies for 25 unless they purchase more than 4 then i gave them a better deal 20 dollars that was for pieds, whites and blues they went very fast [​IMG] and i got a list started for next year already [​IMG]
     
  9. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, better put me on it... gonna need whites for my neighbor [​IMG]
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    You want eggs or babies? eggs 6 dollars each [​IMG] eggs may be pied, white eyed pied, white, or blues [​IMG]
     

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