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Molt?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by doxies1, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should peacocks be molting now or is there something wrong with mine? He's losing train feathers.
     
  2. xlboergoats

    xlboergoats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are in Northeast Texas and ours have started to molt. The peacocks are starting to lose their trains. I have also noticed that our peahens have started to lose some of their feathers too. I was not concerned about it because it is the time of year when our chickens always molt.

    Ernie Haire
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are starting to molt too, yours are fine
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine is molting his tail feathers also.
     
  5. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!! I am new to peas and have only had mine about a month (male is 4yr and females are 2 & 5 yrs old) I was told that they dont molt until August so I thougt I was doing something wrong.
    I also have another question please. I had a peachick hatch out on Tues night and it came from a seller on ebay. Can yall tell me what kind ]it is and if maybe the sex? I dont know how old they have to be to tell but never hurts to ask. Thanks so very much again
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  6. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    India blue. I can tell at 3 months when female loose barring on their backs.
     
  8. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS!!!!!! They are so beautiful. Ihave been watching it and its trying to fly. I have named it Miracle because we bought 4 eggs of ebay but didnt know what we were doing, and I didnt help one out of the shell and it died, one was infertile and then I have not a clue what happened to the other. This one I did help out of its shell and its doing great.!!!!!!!!!!!
    Is the barring you are talking about the white on the feathers?
     
  9. prairiehen74369

    prairiehen74369 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pete started losing his train feathers this week I've got ten eyes so far. [​IMG] Ethel and Peeper are doing fine.
     
  10. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Quote:No, the white will fade quickly. Barring is the black and brown "stripes" they will get on their wings (well, the boys).

    Look at the wings/shoulder area of this girl:
    http://pixdaus.com/pics/1222687432xXYUl6J.jpg

    And then look at the wings/shoulder area of this boy:
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ziJX2O6d5...+facts+peacock+image+facts+about+peacocks.jpg

    See how his wings are all stripey looking? At about three months, if yours is a boy, it will keep this pattern (both genders have it when young) and the female will grow in solid feathers instead.
     

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