Please help sex my peafowl!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by TXPeacockLady, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    I agree that the OP's chick is a Cameo not a Purple, but I think the reddish tint in the first picture is causing some questions. Your hen is beautiful, but she has a lot of white which makes it hard to use her as a comparison with the bird in question. Did she by any chance come from PA eggs? If she did, my Purples are half sisters, that I hatched from snowshoe eggs.
     
  2. Hannah15

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    She did not, no. She came from California. My males did though. [​IMG] I had a fantastic hatch rate from snowshoe's eggs, and I am half the country away. The only problem was at least 6 of the 7 chicks I hatched from him were male! [​IMG]

    I was concerned about the amount of white (to use her as a reference), but unfortunately she is the only purple hen that I have. I will try to get a couple pictures of her back, and I will take some of the male that I kept (who is solid with just a couple white feathers here and there) and is the same age as this chick if I remember correctly.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Lovely hen [​IMG]
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]Edit for a blond moment
     
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  5. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now what?
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I posted a question that had nothing to do with this topic, i somehow (blond momented) it here not on the corrid thread [​IMG]
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a picture of a yearling cameo male? How old are they when they darken?
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Frosty go look on that new thread about the found peacock that was just posted
    it is a cameo looks young but then it could just be cause he lost his train anyhow last cameo male i saw grown was darker in the neck but when they are fixing to molt they are lighter anyhow as they fade with time.
     
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason I am asking is because I got 2 cameos last year so now they are a year old. I was thinking they were both hens but noticed that one was just a little bit darker than the other. That one has a spur on one leg. Color wise I still suspect hen but the spur (it just has one) has me wondering. It isn't like the little spur bumps I see on the other hens.
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    At a year of age the spurs on the hens are small and the males are thicker,bigger and more to a point with kinda a curve to it. can you post photos of them?
    I have a hen here with just one spur.
    Do you know what your cameos came from parent wise? like if the momma was a IB and dad was a cameo ,all cameos off spring would be hens and all IB's would be boys [​IMG]
     
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