Opal Peachicks.... Male or Female? *New Better pics*

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by reesepoultry, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    Opal Peafowl: They should be about 8-9 weeks old.
    Okay I tried to take better pics.

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    Opal 1: This one is much smaller.
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    Opal 2: This one is much bigger than the other one.
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  2. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    I was thinking maybe I had a pair. But, not sure [​IMG]

    I don't see any coloring on either of there necks.
     
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  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Do either has a very faint IB pattern showing through with barring as per IB color but much lighter?
    One of mine does have faint male-type barring, the other less so I was figuring I had a boy and possibly a girl. Neither have color on the neck area.

    Kev could probably tell. He has a bunch.


    They are such a gorgeous color that is difficult to capture in photographs.
     
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  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the lighting bad in there? All my Opal chicks at this age are gray. If you can please get some pictures with them in the sun light this will help.

    Looks like a pair but hard to tell with the inside lighting.
     
  5. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    They are definately Opals. They are kinda a grey color. I think I have a pair but I am not sure. The Opal #2 is much bigger than Opal #1. But They look almost alike. I don't see any differant color in the necks. I just got them in the mail yesterday.

    I took better pics of them put in the sun I hope that helps.

    Thanks.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    the larger one look like a male. Feathers ruff from shipping. Plus barring hard to see in the pics. check the new feathers coming in on the younger one , if barring on them then male.
     
  7. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    So..... you are thinking maybe both males. You think that's why someone would have sold them.
     
  8. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    would better pics help. What if I took pics of Opal 1 with the wing spread would that help.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes it looks like barring on the young too, unless its losing them. hard to tell in pic, but think you got two males
     
  10. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    OMG...... So the seller probably knew that. that's why they sold them.

    How nice...... I will try to take better pics of them later on today.
     

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