Hi everyone! I purchased a peachick at an auction last Thursday and have a couple of questions. First question, how long before baby peafowl get their crown and colored feathers. Also I was wondering if there is a way to tell if it is a male or female right away. The chick I purchased is 4 days old at the most. When I bought it Thursday it was still crusty from the hatch and was not looking to great but it is doing fine now. I put it in with a little seabrite hen I have and she has taken it under her "wing" (so to speak) They are eating game bird crumbles and oatmeal. I also added a bit of electrolites to the water and it is eating and drinking. The bad thing is I have absolutely no idea what type of peacock it is except it is pied and has dark shoulders. As there seem to be very few photes of peachicks I have found no helpful references. Maybe I will take pictures of it periodically to have a record for other people to use. That is not a bad idea. Anyway thanks ahead of time for anyone who has information.