Peahen or Peacock??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by RedBrush Farm, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Songster

    Jun 12, 2011
    Can anyone tell me what gender these peafowl are? I know I do not take the best pictures but they do not like to pose for pictures either..... I have 6 that are 5 months old. All are starting to color up, but 4 of the six are now turning more blue. Is this a factor?

    Any information appreciated!

  2. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I see 4 males in the first picture,but can not see the backs of the others very well, if they have the barring on their backside like the other 4 then you have all males but if their backside is soliad with no barring except mabe the tail then they are females.

    Beautiful pea too....[​IMG]
  3. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

    Jun 7, 2011
    Look like cocks
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    4 males 2 female.....note in 2nd pic bird facing to the left , no barring on her back feather female plus the one where you can't see her back 2nd female.
  5. Glenmar

    Glenmar Songster

    Jan 17, 2011
    I love it when they puff out their neck feathers. [​IMG]
  6. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Songster

    Jul 22, 2011
    Chicken Heaven
    I Don't know, but let me just say some thing about Peafowl:

    it really ticks me off when people have no Clue the Difference between A Peahen or a Peacock.
    They Call BOTH Genders " Peacocks " .

    thats like Calling Both Sex's of Chickens " Roosters " ALL THE TIME.

    So, I Would just guess, On your Peafowl, RedBrush Farm , that the First one is a peacock. not so sure about the other, but than Again, I don't Know much About Peafowl
  7. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chirping

    May 10, 2011
    I don't get it- why do people end up with more peacocks than hens?!?!! [​IMG] I have 5 peachicks and 3 of them are turning out to be boys!!! Has anyone else noticed that all the people on here that post pics of their chicks to sex, end up being identified as mostly boys? [​IMG]
    P.S. I think your pictures are pretty good. Better than my attempts, anyways.

  8. jbourget

    jbourget Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
  9. jbourget

    jbourget Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Quote:Yea it does seem that way. im guessing its because they are gamebird family quails you hatch out are mostly male as well... not sure about pheasants? but good observation...And personally i would rather have males free ranging around, they are much more colorful!!!
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    As far as most being males...hate to said it but some breeders sell off the extra males , and act like they can't sex alot of the pics we are ask to sex are new bought birds.

    Ok now to help other to sex them.......the barring is the first signs......but now for sexing the 6 birds in the pics. At that age 5 months..start checking the neck feathers , male get blue feather and alot farther down check the pics out easy to spot the two hens in the pic. Just look at the 6 necks...also the hens have green feather no blue.

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