Sexing - Peahens or Peacocks? (with pics!)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by FlippingTheBird, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. FlippingTheBird

    FlippingTheBird New Egg

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    The atrocious question for peafowl owners: are these dudes or dudettes?

    There's a black-shoulder opal, and the other three are mixed India Blue/black shoulder/pied.

    They're about 9 months old. I have this feeling that "B" is the only male, but I'm not entirely sure? They're very skittish, but I can take better pictures if I need to.
     
  2. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually C is the only hen, all the rest are males.
     
  3. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Agreed, the Opal BS appears to be the only Dudette! [​IMG]
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    The only female is the Opal Black Shoulder. If there's barring on the shoulder it's a male.
     
  5. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree, 3 roosters, 1 hen.

    Gerald Barker
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @FlippingTheBird , welcome to BYC!

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  7. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How rude of me for not noticing, Welcome to BYC! Thanks for the reminder Kathy.

    Gerald Barker
     
  8. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Especially to the peafowl section!
     
  9. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    X - 2 !!
     
  10. FlippingTheBird

    FlippingTheBird New Egg

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    Uh-oh, looks like I should start scrounging around for some more hens!

    Thank you all so much for the input and warm welcomes [​IMG]
     

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