Purple Peachick..... Male or Female?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by reesepoultry, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas... this one has me stumped. I thought male..... but still no green in the neck. I believe it is at least 6 weeks or older.

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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    male
     
  3. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I thought that but, wasn't sure. Is it because of all the barring on the wings.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    All the barring on the shoulder feathers base of wing. Remember even the young female peachicks have the barring, but lose them starting around about 7 week when new feathers start coming in.
     
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  5. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, so it could still be a female..... Or it is definately a male..... So I got confused.
     
  6. deerman

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    Male because i still see barring on the new feathers coming in at the shoulders.
     

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