Peahen or Peacock

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peacockowner, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. peacockowner

    peacockowner Hatching

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    My bird is about 5 months old. Any idea whether it is a peahen or peacock?





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  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Crowing

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    Definitely a very cute girl! [​IMG]
     
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  3. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Songster

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    Male IB wild pattern has barring on the feathers at this age,since yours does not,hen it is,as per new2's diagnosis
     
  4. peacockowner

    peacockowner Hatching

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    Thanks!
     

  5. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Crowing

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    Oh no, I forgot!

    [​IMG], the Wonderful World O' Peas!

    *and by the way, does she live in your house???
     
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  6. Krisrunsafowl

    Krisrunsafowl In the Brooder

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    I also have a young peafowl that I am trying to determine the gender. It is a peach chick and about three months old[​IMG]
     
  7. mivan9778

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    It looks like a hen to me/
     

  8. mivan9778

    mivan9778 Hatching

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    I had a peahen. I named her Polly-Molly. She was grown by my turkey but since she was the only peachick, I loved her the most. I pet her, talked to her, she used to purch on my hand when I water my garden...My stupid mexican neighbours sneaked to my house and wanted to steal the turkey for thanksgiving but the turkey purched on the roof of the house and they got the peacock because she was more tamed. So they killed my bird. They asked me if she was edible. I said no so they threw it in the trash. I found her there. I hate those poor and stupid idiots.
    I cursed them to lose their daughter the same way! It is one year now, I still feel anger and frustration.
     
  9. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Songster

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    That is really sad...I am sorry for your loss.

    To sex your peach peachick, we need better pictures. Get close-ups of the wings and back region.
     

  10. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Songster

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    [​IMG] mivan9778
     

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