My Babies :)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by PeepsCA, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know these are just regular ol' run of the mill IBs to most of you hard core Peafowl enthusiasts, but they are my very first Peachicks ever and hopefully just the start of a new passion for me [​IMG]

    I've had them since they were just a couple days old, they are now almost 5 weeks old. I'm happy to have successfully raised them to this point, but I am and have been SO super paranoid of losing them after all the info I've read on the high mortality rates for Peachicks!!! I'm counting the days go by until they are past their most susceptible time frame and their immune systems are strong enough!!!

    Going by all the research I've been doing on how to sex them, I'm assuming they are Hens... but I don't know for sure. Anyone have any input on that?

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  2. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pictures! They're adorable. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on your babies. [​IMG] The one on right is a hen for sure, not as confident on the left one but probably hen too.
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I read that you can sometimes sex them by their crests at around 3 weeks old (males will have mostly black and a little green, females will have mostly brown with a little black... I think??? I'm prolly wrong tho) and about 2 weeks ago I could have sworn I saw some green developing on one of their silly little stubby crests, but now after some more growth I don't see any green at all [​IMG] I can't see any differences between them at all except for the different catty-whompered directions their crests are growing in, lol. So yah... I'm assuming 2 Hens. I was hoping for a pair, but oh well [​IMG]
     
  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am always baffled by you experts, how can you tell?
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:I read that you can sometimes sex them by their crests at around 3 weeks old (males will have mostly black and a little green, females will have mostly brown with a little black... I think??? I'm prolly wrong tho) and about 2 weeks ago I could have sworn I saw some green developing on one of their silly little stubby crests, but now after some more growth I don't see any green at all [​IMG] I can't see any differences between them at all except for the different catty-whompered directions their crests are growing in, lol. So yah... I'm assuming 2 Hens. I was hoping for a pair, but oh well [​IMG]

    Humm..I was hoping I could sex mine sooner that 1 y/o! [​IMG] My two older peachicks are about a month old and are getting a few feathers on their heads.... [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations , they are beautiful

    Mine were a couple months old before i could tell the sexes.
    They are around 10 weeks in these photos

    The male molted and kept it's barred feathers.
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    The female feathers came back in solid as they molted.
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  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Question, I've noticed that two of my peachicks (one of the older ones and one of the younger ones) are darker than the other two, who are more of a light brown. I was looking at pics of grown IBs and the males have dark chocolatish feathers and the females are more light brown.

    ~ Aspen
     
  9. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Quote:Question, I've noticed that two of my peachicks (one of the older ones and one of the younger ones) are darker than the other two, who are more of a light brown. I was looking at pics of grown IBs and the males have dark chocolatish feathers and the females are more light brown.

    ~ Aspen

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  10. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Gorgeous Babies Zaz!!!!!! I'm so jealous, lol. I always love your pics, of ALL your birds! I wanna be just like you when I grow up!!! [​IMG]
     
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