- Jan 19, 2013
Hi everyone! I know we already decided that this was a hen, but I am also a super worrywort. When I went down to the pen this morning, she was fanning her tail at the pigeons. She started out at one end and I thought she was fanning at the cameo, but a pigeon could have been down there, and I just didn't see it. The worry snuck in right away. Then she went to the other corner, tail up all the way, and shook at the pair of pigeons. Once they flew, she dropped her tail. I just added the new pigeon pair, and the other peafowl seem to get along with them, its just this one. Could she really be a boy? Or just a girl with dominance issues? She does have a lot of green/ gold on her neck, and she is a yearling. I know some people say hens will fan, and if they have green it may be a java strain and more aggressive, but I wanted to ask the experts one more time for my own piece of mind.