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Male or Female? Please Help

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by in2fun2, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. in2fun2

    in2fun2 New Egg

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    Ok, I would love to know if this is a male or female? This is the first time of having peafowl and I don't know how to tell. I want to get a mate for it. He/she is about 4 1/2 months old and is just a sweetie pie. Please help! I have more pictures if needed. Thanks.

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  2. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    At this point it appears to be female, however, the males don't even begin to get good rear feathers for several more months. They can't make a noteworthy fan until age 2 (if lucky) or 3 (more likely). Its like human boys and beards. We all look alike mostly for a long time, then very slowly changes began to differentiate.
     
  3. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    You definitely have a pretty peahen there! [​IMG]
    Here's what a fella looks like at around that age:

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    (Note barring on wings and stronger color. That's his mom behind him.)
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    He's as big as his mom, lol!
     
  5. in2fun2

    in2fun2 New Egg

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    Do the males usually have blue around the neck?
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are blues they do.
    you have a very healthy look hen there [​IMG]
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  7. in2fun2

    in2fun2 New Egg

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    Thank you, I guess I will be looking for a peacock for her. And now I can give her a name!
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Wished you lived closer i have a couple peacocks i need to rehome before breeding season.
     
  9. in2fun2

    in2fun2 New Egg

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    Oh man, wished you did also!
     

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