Male or Female?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Roseheart16, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Roseheart16

    Roseheart16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have three peafowl, two I believe are boys and one I am pretty sure is a hen.
    I want to get a white hen but I don't think it would work if I have three boys so i want to be sure this one is a female.
    Well, here are some pictures, I want to say she is a she, I always have but I want to be sure as I was told when she was around 9-10weeks that she was a he. (I know that's a little young for telling but she has had most of her barrings until a few weeks ago but even then, she didn't have as many.)
    Lyna is currently 18 weeks old. I have a male that's 20 and the other male is also 18 these ones are just of Lyna. Alone, she kind of looks more like a male but next to my other two, she looks like a female.
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    My 20 week old male, Rex is in the back of this picture.
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    Here's another with Rex.
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    These next two are all three. Lyna is in the middle, Rex is on the left and my other 18 week old, Lancelot is on the right.
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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks to me like you have three pretty boys there! [​IMG]
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree very pretty boys [​IMG]
     
  4. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know if it helps to have some pictures for comparison, but:
    Here's a 6 month old boy, Sneezy:
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    And his 6 month old sister Bubbles:
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    If Lyna was a "she," she'd already have lost all of her wing barring, like Bubbles has.
     
  5. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you have three very nice peacocks!
     
  6. Roseheart16

    Roseheart16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, alright, well thank you :)
    Would it be okay to have just one hen with them or none at all? I'd like to have one hen but will that be okay if there are three cocks? Would they start fighting?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    They'd probably be okay for a couple of years, but *might* start to fight after that.

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  8. banana-jana

    banana-jana Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have 2 "teen age" peafowl. I was told they are a pair..boy/girl. They looked different when I first got them..now they look similiar. I don't really care that they are a pair, I just don't want them to fight if they are both boys/girls. I will post photos to see if anyone knows..they also have names..Alice and Jasper..I will post asap. I have ducks..this is my first try with peafowl. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Yea it would be much easier if you could post a photo of you pretties.
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