Peachick.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by adriano, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

    246
    4
    113
    Aug 28, 2009
    Ireland
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hi.
    Is this a female IB ?

    Thanks
     
  2. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

    412
    4
    118
    Apr 25, 2011
    Southwest
    Looks like a male India Blue to me because of the barring on the wings. On females the wing/back feathers are solid brown.
     
  3. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,723
    84
    178
    Nov 23, 2012
    How old is the peachick? If it is a male wouldn't it have some blue coming in? I think it is a hen...
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    57,202
    12,546
    751
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    X2. Looks like my 8-10 week old boys.

    -Kathy
     
  5. We have hatched a bunch the last couple of years and I gotta tell you, some of the girls lose the barring late. I see a lot of single barred feathers. I would not discount Blue Creek Farm.

    I would still vote boy. Even with the different neck color.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    57,202
    12,546
    751
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    I'm glad you said that, thought I was losing my mind, lol... I've got one that I think could go either way, but all of the others are very clearly male or female, it's just this one that's sort of stuck in between.

    -Kathy
     
  7. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,723
    84
    178
    Nov 23, 2012
    Oh now that I am looking on the computer screen it looks different. I originally posted that on my iPad... But the coloring coming in green. I may be wrong because I only have two IB peachicks that I think are males because of all of there barring. I am always ready to learn!
     
  8. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,723
    84
    178
    Nov 23, 2012
    I was looking at past pictures of India Blues and I do think it is a male.
     
  9. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

    412
    4
    118
    Apr 25, 2011
    Southwest
    That's what I'm thinking. Besides the barring if you enlarge the second picture you can see some color coming in on his head. None of my females ever got coloring on their head. The male I kept started getting green coloring but it started to come in blue as he got older. He is IB white eye so not sure if that has anything to do with him getting greenish coloring before it came in blue.
     
  10. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

    246
    4
    113
    Aug 28, 2009
    Ireland
    Here is 2 pics from today of same bird. Thanks for replies.
    So is everyone agreed it's a male

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by