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Peachick male or female?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by hobbyfarmer221, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. hobbyfarmer221

    hobbyfarmer221 In the Brooder

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    Hi, I recently got a baby peacock or peachick and am wondering if its a boy or a girl or if there's anyway to tell at this age? He/she is just finishing losing his down and getting his bird feathers. He's also getting head-crest feathers on his head which I though might mean that he's a male but I couldn't be sure. I think it's a black shouldered or a purple shouldered but I'm not very skilled as far as determining breeds.Iit's a yellowish-whitish color with brownish wing feather. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Crowing 6 Years

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    Hello, and [​IMG], the Pea Neighborhood!

    Boys and girls both get crest feathers.
    Why don't you post a picture, and maybe we can help you out...or at least have fun guessing???
     
  3. hobbyfarmer221

    hobbyfarmer221 In the Brooder

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  4. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Songster

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    That is an India Blue Blackshoulder peachick. Could you get more pictures of the wing and back region? That would help sex it. I think it may be a peahen, not sure from that picture.
    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  5. hobbyfarmer221

    hobbyfarmer221 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome and yes, I'll have pics up shortly [​IMG]
     
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  7. hobbyfarmer221

    hobbyfarmer221 In the Brooder

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    I have no clue, but it is cute!

    -Kathy
     
  9. BYC-user-174785

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    I think its a male. My young peahens do not have any black yet... What kind of waterfowl are in the background? Both them and the peachick are adorable!
     
  10. hobbyfarmer221

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    Thx for the info, they're 2 Muscovy ducklings [​IMG]
     

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