Peahen or peacock?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by lorad, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. lorad

    lorad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are two peachicks my hens hatched for me May 20th. They are starting to change feather colors and I'm wondering if they can be sexed yet. Both birds seem to have similiar patterns, so I'm assuming both are the same sex. I'm starting to see green feathers in the neck and the top of their heads is very dark-black almost. Pea #1 has 1 or 2 white flight feathers, pea #2 has no white at all. Pea #2 seems calmer (I can get it to roost on my hand/wrist). Any suggestions on color (presumed India Blue...)?
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    Left-Pea#2 Right Pea#1
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    Peachick #2
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    Peachick #2

    Thank you for any help!
    Lora
     
  2. Charliet

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    im going to say both are males but some one else will have to tell you color
     
  3. thornwing

    thornwing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say both are male also :]
     
  4. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tWO BOYZZ!
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    2 indian blue males. barring on back at this age is always male in all mutation colors, also on IB's the males have those drak burnt orange flight feathers, you can tell by that almost as soon as they dry off from the hatch. The one with white flights is split to white as well
     
  6. Charliet

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    they look happy and healthy as well you did a fine job of raising them
     
  7. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ....now its time to find them two girls, this is how it all begins [​IMG]
     
  8. lorad

    lorad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I managed to locate 2 peahens on Craigslist, and was given 1 hen and 1 peacock (no train yet) by an acquaintance. So I went from 0 peafowl to 12 (hatched another 6 peachicks) in a matter of months. I don't expect this much population growth next year! It should be interesting to watch them grow. Hopefully they all won't be males (the peachicks). The rest of the peachicks are Black Shoulder (I assuming-they started out white with peach wings). You will probably be seeing pictures of them in the coming months! Thanks for the info!
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:yep all black shoulders hatch white with tan coloring on their primary wing feathers, doesnt take them long to start getting some color to them though, but will be a while before they look like they are supposed to.
     

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