Is my pea a peacock or peahen?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Erica.cat, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Erica.cat

    Erica.cat Hatching

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    IMG_1899.JPG IMG_1902.JPG I have one pea chick I've had since it was about a week old. The chick is about 9weeks old now. Can someone help me identify if it's male or female? I know it's difficult but any help is appreciated. I only have the one chick, no others to compare to. It is a black shoulder.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017
  2. Dany12

    Dany12 Songster

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    Look like a male ... because he is very dark !
    Here are females ... :

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  3. Black Shoulder Cock.
     
  4. justin shrew

    justin shrew Chirping

    the only way i use when sexing peafowls,the built of the body,and the protruding crest. i would say its a peacock.
     
  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Songster

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    For male ....
    The three long !
    long legs
    long toes
    long head
     
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  6. That is true for any high Spaulding bird, not just cocks.
     

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