how do you know if you have a male or female peacock that is white

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by aphalove, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. aphalove

    aphalove In the Brooder

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    I have a white peachick. I was wondering if you can tell what sex it will be and how old it will be when you can tell. The baby was born June 9 2010 do the males and females look alike or can you tell when they get older like you can with the other colored chicks? Thank you for any help.
     
  2. Shepicca

    Shepicca Songster

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    They look very similar. You might be able to tell by the time they are yearlings.
    I just went through this with mine and ended up doing DNA to be certain. It doesn't cost that much, depends how patient you are I guess:)

    Irene
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Very hard to tell..... sometimes if you hatch a bunch of siblings you might see a difference in the males having longer legs etc... but it is very very difficult - I have 6 white peachicks at the moment and couldn't tell if their is a girl or boy in the bunch.. hehe. When they get older and start getting a tail or very leggy then you will know... or a blood test. [​IMG]
     

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