Peahen or Peacock???

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by mcwooten, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Peacock

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  2. Peahen

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  3. Toss Up

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  4. Heck if I Know

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  1. mcwooten

    mcwooten Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking peahen...but not certain. It is 6 months old and barely makes a peep.
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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty girl!
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Peahen [​IMG]
     
  4. mcwooten

    mcwooten Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I thought. Thanks!
     
  5. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so how do you guys tell??? I have 5 peafowl that I hatched and don't know how to tell if I have boys or girls??
     
  6. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post pictures of your peas. Be sure to get each birds back, kinda like this picture above. If they have barring on the back they are male no barring is female like the one above.
     
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  7. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I love these type of questions and photos! I am learning so much from you all!
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  8. babyprincess200

    babyprincess200 New Egg

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    If only six months old and showing that much blue on the neck I say it's a male. I've been raising for 6 years and have many babies in the past and usually that much color at that age says MALE all the way.
     
  9. pedda munnangi

    pedda munnangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The males will have intense brown and white barring on the wings and body, starts getting blue color feathers on the fore head and chin and and finally on the brerast. On the other hand the spacing between bars keeps on widening and eventually bars disappear leaving a solid brown color on the body in females. Also the face and breast remain white in females. The primary flight feathers look orange-copper color in males and brown in females. The bird in the picture is a definite female.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  10. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a pretty girl!
    FYI here's a picture of our boy Twig at 5 months old, in front of his mom.
    You can clearly see the distinction between them: his wings have barring and hers do not.

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