The forever asked gender question :)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by FlightsofFancy, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok one more gender question! [​IMG] What do I have here? Thank you in advance for any help!

    #1 should be a male and is 2 years old.
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    #2 and #3 should be hens about 1 year old
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    What a nice girl to stretch out and give us a good look! [​IMG]
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  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    All are females. The first peahen might be split white because of the white feather and last peahen looks like it is split to something...

    A two year old male should look something like this like this, sometimes with even more adult plumage but nothing less than this:
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    Some two year old peacocks will have a long train with lots of eye feathers and some will have a short train with one or just a few eye feathers like my boy Alto. Peahens have a green neck, peacocks have a blue neck.
     
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  3. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh this may just be too funny! So you are saying I have 3 females? [​IMG]
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, but look on the bright side, when you get a peacock he will be very happy to have three girlfriends! Or maybe you could trade one of your peahens for a peacock.[​IMG]
     
  5. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I guess it's a very good problem to have. If I trade which two would you recommend I keep?
     
  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmm, it depends I am not sure if the middle one is split to something or not, another member would have to say what they think the third one is split to, I would guess #3 is split to peach but I am not sure...Then #1 is split to white probably...It depends on if you want split peahens which could be interesting...

    I think #2 is pretty, I would definitely keep #3 and maybe #1 because of the white feather....It also depends on your favorite and even personality.
     
  7. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first is definitely my favorite. I know the breeder (Pavo here on BYC) I think she has siblings that are white. The other two are from Danny, also here on BYC. I can not remember what their genetics are.
    We keep them as pets and they free range here on our farm. So I am not overly concerned about breeding, but would like to have a direction in mind in case they do. [​IMG]
     
  8. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where are you getting peach from on the third?
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Just remember no hen can be spit to sex link colors....cameo, peach ,or purple....myself i would just get a peacock that will be at least 2 yr old by next spring, he can take care of 3 peahens.
     
  10. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I wasn't for sure, but it reminded me of a bird I saw one time that someone said was split peach or cameo or something...And there was a picture one time I saw like that...So only the peacocks can be split to peach? I still like the third one.[​IMG]
     

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