I am getting a white peachick!! Edit: White peachick pictures!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MinxFox, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay so my mom, dad, and I have all been saying how we want a white peafowl. We were talking about how cool it would be to have a white peachick. Well my dad has a friend who has two free-ranging peacocks and his wife called out of the blue and said she has a friend that hatched out some white peachicks and would give us one for free! She didn't even know we wanted a white peachick she just randomly called! Better yet the chicks are about the same age as my peachick Peep (about 5 weeks), so it would make a good friend for him.

    We are not sure if we want a male or a female...A female could be mated to our pied male for pied and white chicks, but a white peacock is just soooo beautiful...Although I probably need another female...

    We get to go pick out the one we want in a few days and I was wondering what to look for. I know whites are hard to sex, but since there are several all the same age I guess I just can assume the bigger ones are males and the smaller ones are female. The only time I got to pick the peafowl I wanted when there were several of the same kind was with Alto, and that turned out great because I LOVE him so I guess I should just not worry. I am really excited for Peep to have a friend, I didn't want him to be afraid of peafowl.
     
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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes if all the same age the tallest should be males, but only 5 week may still be little early, to even sex that way.....wish you did live so far, have a few white breeding age hens.
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmm, well if worse comes to worse if we get one and it turns out to be a male we can always get a white peahen for him when he is three.[​IMG]
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do know you can hatch Whites out of your Pieds.
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes we were wanting a white out of our pieds, but Dragon is losing his train and I think Damsel is done laying this year.
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I am getting some whites also, one thing i learned it is much easer to spot my peas from a distance with a white one in the bunch so i decided to get some more.
     
  7. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    *grins* I think whatever you get, boy or girl, you're going to love it. How can you not love peas! XD It's so easy to get attached.
     
  8. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats little blue just loves her white 2 the chicks she are keeping this year are whites.she loves all colors in white eyes so keeping alot of whites around.lolyes i would look for the tallest.can you vent sex peafowl like chickens?
     
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always loved the whites... congratulations! I am by no means an expert, but maybe look for the one with the longest legs?
     
  10. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Quote:No you cannot and you can injure the birds rather seriously trying. The sex organs are located too far inside the body cavity.
     

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