Newbie at this peafowl business

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by GoBrandy, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. GoBrandy

    GoBrandy New Egg

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    I have penned peafowl, 3 that were born in August and one adult male. I recently put the smaller birds into the larger pen where the male is so they could have more room (their original space was much smaller, but they were protected). Will he likely harm them even though they are young? He pecks at them sometimes, but I don't know if they are males or females yet.
     
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  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Post a picture and we may be able to sex them for you. Right now he'll probably play the don't want to play with birds younger than me. He's just making sure they understand the pecking order. He might become more aggressive during breeding season though.
     
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  3. GoBrandy

    GoBrandy New Egg

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    OK thank you! Here are some pics - please ignore the melty mess :) [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    GoBrandy New Egg

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    GoBrandy New Egg

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  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    2 Spalding Black Shoulder males, 1 Spalding White. White peafowl can be sexed based on their neck feathers.
    [​IMG] White hen.
    [​IMG] White Peacock
     
  7. GoBrandy

    GoBrandy New Egg

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    Thank you! Likely two boys and I'll check the neck closer on the white one. I might just have all males! At least they won't fight.
     
  8. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, 2ea bs roosters indeed, by comparing the white to the boys, I see a bird that has longer legs with feet as big if not bigger. Im leaning boy, can you get pics of the neck and tail area? If it is a hen, she will be a beast,[​IMG].

    Gerald Barker
     
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