Peachick Sexing Photo Reference Chart

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by msmolly, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. msmolly

    msmolly Songster

    May 31, 2013
    Gates Mills, OH
    Hi All-
    I know we are always curious what sex the peachicks are from the second they hatch. In 2016, I had the lucky opportunity to document in pictures, a male and female chick's development from hatching to adulthood. The happy accident was that by the time they were old enough to truly tell one was male and one female- I had a photo history of just the two of them - with the white(pied) feathers making it easy to differentiate them going all the way back to hatching. I have posted these pics before in previous threads, but thought I would give this it's own thread now to make it easier to find.
    The chicks are pied, but there are enough of the important brown and wing feathers to watch the changes in barring patterns through the weeks of their growth- for comparison to regular IB chicks.
    Here You Go....Watch the barring come and go on the sides, wings and tail of the chicks as they grow, knowing that..... (in these pictures)...
    The MALE CHICK has two white shoulder feathers (epaulettes). From the very first picture, the male is the one with white shoulder feathers, later he gets a clear white feather in the center of his back. The Female has NO white on her back, just on her sides. Remember, these are pieds, so white will not be present on regular India Blues.

    10 Days Old
    IMG_4407.JPG IMG_4552.JPG

    20 Days
    IMG_4513.JPG IMG_4507.JPG IMG_4509.JPG

    28 Days / 4 weeks
    IMG_4556.JPG IMG_4548.JPG IMG_4554.JPG

    47 Days /6-7 weeks
    IMG_4634.JPG IMG_4626.JPG IMG_4791.JPG

    75 Days-79 Days / 11 weeks
    IMG_4770.JPG IMG_4801.JPG IMG_4800.JPG

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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Jun 24, 2012
    Great pictures!
    msmolly likes this.

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