Peacock Gender Question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeckyBird, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. BeckyBird

    BeckyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2008
    I have a peacock gender question....

    Do the females also display their tails, the way a male does?

    Today, I was visiting family, and their neighbors have peacocks. Many of them are in their first year. They all have short tails, and I thought I could tell the males from the females by their neck feathers. Well, one of the "females" or so I thought, started displaying its tail. So, is it possible for the females to do this too, or is it only a male thing?
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Only the males will spread thier tails, they do it to attract the female.
  3. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
    From what I can remember, I don't think that male peacocks show their adult plumage the first year, but I could be wrong.

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