Peacock or peahen??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by acw13, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. acw13

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  3. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    What is the age?
     
  4. acw13

    acw13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will be a year in either July or August, so approx 7/8 months.
     
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  5. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    It is pretty hard to say for sure on young whites, but I am leaning toward male. The tail supports are far longer than the tail, and this usually(but not always) indicates a male. Curious to hear what some others think. Very pretty either way, I have 3 mature white males and they are stunning when in full plumage.
     
  6. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love these. With absolutely no knowledge to support it I will guess male. There appears to be fringe on the tail and it also looks to be heavier than a female at that age.
     
  7. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to go with male because the tail coverts or premature train appear to be going a little wispy. I do see tail feathers growing in. At this age it would be hard to try and use neck feather sexing.
     
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  8. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The second picture tells me male, if it turns out to be a hen, it will end up being your best hen. Those suspect birds always turn out to be my best hens. Same goes for an aggressive male, they are usually my best roosters.

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