Please Sex my Melanistic Mutant Pheasant Chicks... What sex are they?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by texascowboy1979, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 3 Melanistic Mutant Pheasant chicks that I hatched on Oct 5th 2009. They are starting to show slight color variations... I know I have at least one male and one female... but I dont know if I have two male one female or if I have one male and two females. Pleaes advise...

    Pheasant A
    Here is the pic of the ONE I have
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    Pheasant B
    Here is the pic of the Two I have
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    Please let me know... Id love to know what sexes i have or at least which one is which.
     
  2. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    First one is male, bottom is female.

    Their eye patch area becomes one of the first giveaways as they begin to mature.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yep, Top is cock, bottom hen. The cocks will show spur bumps at a very early age.
     
  4. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Quote:Ah, yeah, that too.

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  5. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If thats the case... then I hit the jack pot... I then have 1 male and 2 females... My Melanistic Mutant Trio... WOO HOO!
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Perfect!!![​IMG]:
     
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  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yep top male, note he is getting the green feathers, 2nd is a hen. Ringnecks are easy to sex at day old, by the face.
     
  8. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like Green Ringnecks to me, Melanistic ( aka- Blacks) are usually darker.

    Randy
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Mine looked exactly like the pictures when they were young. They grew to be BEAUTS!!!
     
  10. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Quote:I wondered about that...mine are, and have been always, much darker than that.....

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