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Trying again, please sex my chicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by valewife, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    What sex are my two 8-week old peachicks?

    Thanks!


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  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like Males both are pretty dark and hens will start to lighten up.
     
  3. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    Correction- the chicks are 9 weeks old today.
    (It took me an entire week to figure out how to get a couple of pictures on the forum!)
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    They are dark, could be some spalding making them darker.

    Top pic my guess female , males should start getting the dark scales on his back, 2nd pic looks like the scales maybe coming in.

    Another few weeks should be able tell for sure. Thing about Blackshoulders, females will be different shades. The males at 3 months the back scales show.
     
  5. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks very similar to my Blackshoulder Peahen named Butter, when she was around the same age.
     
  6. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's Butter now, at one-year old.

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  7. valewife

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    She's a beauty- very regal looking.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Butter looks like a cameo blackshoulder............
     

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