Questions about Sexing a Blue Peafowl at 4-5 weeks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by cielo, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. cielo

    cielo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there. I am thinking about purchasing a young peachick or two. I found an add for young peachicks, they are around 5 weeks. Is it possible to sex a peachick at this age? I already have two older peahens that I was given and for that reason I am looking to raise up a peacock. I have read that they can possibly be sexed by comparison of their flight feathers? The peacocks are usually more red? I would be grateful for any information or tips that y'all might have. Thank you very much.
     
  2. clinton9

    clinton9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi cielo,
    Male peachicks have more orange primary flight feathers and barred back feathers. Female peachicks have brown primary flight feathers and plain brown back feathers.

    I would like photoes of opened wings of both 5-weeks old male peachick and 4-weeks-old male peachick, please.

    Clinton.



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  3. cielo

    cielo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info Clinton, that is helpful! If I end up getting the birds I will take and send you the photos you requested.
    -Cielo
     
  4. clinton9

    clinton9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi cielo,
    When you meet the person that sell peachicks to you...Please can you ask him/her about date of birth of your peachicks..."Seller, when the peachicks were hatched...date of birth" ???"

    Clinton
     

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