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Mystery to me!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by BeccaOH, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    I hatched these peafowl on a whim. I can't keep them. Can't figure out what I have in coloring and sex, though. Each that looks like IB have creamy chest feathers. There is blue/green in the neck feathers, though. Light one is also still a mystery to me. I'm selling them all and would like to know what to tell buyers that they are.

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    Their one-month pictures are here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=232085 They hatched around July 20.

    Thanks
     
  2. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is two indian blue males, a female india blue and a male black shoulder
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes three IB and one blackshoulder, the IB Female, last pic last one on the right.
     
  4. Raven1

    Raven1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you know IB female vs male?
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    The lite brown/tan feathers on the wing tips
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Look at the first pic, the hen is the 3rd from the left, note she doesnt have all the barring on the back feathers as the other two IB, females lose the barring as they get older, males dont.
     
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  7. Raven1

    Raven1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I can see that. I have 4 dark pied IB I will look at them.
    Any hints on sexing whites?
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    White need to wait until about a year. Good guess if they are the same age, males are longer legged. Thicker legs
     
  9. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    You guys are good. Thanks.

    These were hatched at the same time, but the lighter one has always been slower growing. I hope that is nothing to be concerned about.
     

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