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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by doxies1, Jul 15, 2011.
Should peacocks be molting now or is there something wrong with mine? He's losing train feathers.
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.
Mine are starting to molt too, yours are fine
Mine is molting his tail feathers also.
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
India blue. I can tell at 3 months when female loose barring on their backs.
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?
Pete started losing his train feathers this week I've got ten eyes so far. Ethel and Peeper are doing fine.
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:
And then look at the wings/shoulder area of this boy:
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.