ID this golden pheasant chicks gender?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by ponypaw, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. ponypaw

    ponypaw Out Of The Brooder

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    I had been thinking she was a hen but here lately I am not so sure. She was hatched on the 6th of this month so she is just under a month old. Here lately her eyes have been lightening to the point I suspect she might be a male but I don't have anything to compare her with to be sure lol. I have included some pictures, but I couldn't get decent lighting. The 4th on the bottom left of the eye has a patch of color that's close to her color, but its a bit brighter than as shown.

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  2. pheasantfrenzie

    pheasantfrenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The biggest way that I have noticed the sex is by the eyes. Boys are blue and Females are brown. Why do you want to know so early. Enjoy them as the are young and just wait and see.
     
  3. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    who cares dont you want to watch it grow for a while then tell its gender later.
     
  4. ponypaw

    ponypaw Out Of The Brooder

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    Wanting to know the gender has absolutely nothing to do with enjoying her while she is young. o.0 If you, for some reason, have an irresistible urge to know my reasons, she is my only one so I want a name for her besides Peep but I need to know the gender to do that. I've been keeping an eye on her eyes. They started off brown which was why I figured female, but they are getting very light. Right now in sunlight they are only a few shades darker than adult male eyes, which is why I'm confused. From what I've seen in pictures females have very dark brown eyes, unless that's just the same problem I had with not enough light?
     

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