Need to identify the variety and sex of my peachicks - someone help me please!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Chris NZ, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Chris NZ

    Chris NZ New Egg

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    Hi there
    Am a newbie to peafowl fancying. I can find very little information on peafowl, here in New Zealand. Would welcome anyone's assistance in identifying the variety and sex of two peachicks that we rescued from a cattlestop. The chicks were approx 3 days old when we got them and are now around 10 weeks.
    Thanks in anticipation!
    Chrissie
     
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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    You have 2 pretty little girls , now you need a pretty boy to go with them.
     
  3. Chris NZ

    Chris NZ New Egg

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    Oh thanks so much for that and thank you for the lovely welcome! What a great photo. Peachicks are just so adorable! I have been looking through the threads on here and was fairly convinced that they are girls. This site is great. So many knowledgeable people!. I have always loved peafowl but only came by these girls by accident. Now I have got the bug and have bought a 2 year old white boy. He is arriving in a couple of weeks but I am worried about introducing the peachicks to him. Any pointers on how I should go about this? Also ,is it true that white peacocks are often infertile? Oh and are my peachicks Indian Blue? Thanks again.
     
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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Chris yes they are india blue, not true on the whites. welcome to the peafowl world, your 2yr old will breed this year, try to find a 2 yr old peahen..
     
  5. Chris NZ

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    Hi deerman. Thanks for that. Great to know that my white boy might breed. I will try and find him a mate of his own age. Am I right in assuming my peachicks wont lay viable eggs for a couple of seasons?
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    now talking india blues (no matter the color)....i have never had a 2yr old that didn't breed or lay eggs...even in rare cases had yearling hens lay.males will not get a full train until 3 yrs old...but alll mine have been fertile my 2 yrs old.
     

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