What do I have? 1 month peachicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Fosterwife77, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Fosterwife77

    Fosterwife77 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your facebook link does not work.

    Anyway, there are several websites that offer advice.
    I'm a newbie also, but by what I have learned - at about two months (if they are mainly IB) the feather shafts on the chest will be whiter on males and the pattern will be more dilute (I believe feathered was the term used) on females. Google is your friend, search for "sexing my peacock" and see what you get.

    My own two cents: I used to have chickens, it was fairly easy to tell the males after they were a few days old, thump them on the chest and see what they do. The females cower and run, the males are ready for a fight. I have two peafowl from eggs purchased from ebay. The first is 5 days old now, the second 2 days. The first is very likely male, full of spunk and ready to fight with anything, the second is more reserved and cautious, likely female.
     
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    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Plus a few tips:

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    Also @Fosterwife77 , just a precautionary note:
    Although you don't mention where you got your babies, you will likely want to keep your new babies quarantined from your adults till you are sure everyone is healthy!
     
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  6. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you DNA sex gender can't be determined reliably until they're a couple months old. Color can be determined pretty early on so if you post some pictures we might be able to help you out better.
     
  7. casportpony

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    There is an exception... every year I get a few IB's that are either darker, or redder, those that are dark are always female, and those that are redder are always male.

    -Kathy
     
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    @Fosterwife77 , can you post pictures of them here? Some of us like to try guessing what sex they are when they are young. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
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    I am new here and not sure how to share images from my phone. I am confused cause some of them have white on the flight feathers.[​IMG]
     

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