When do I know if I have boys or girls for chicks?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Sanna, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 4 pea chicks this summer, they're almost 2 months old. Three of the chicks are getting some blueish/greenish feathers on their necks. Does this mean they are boys or can the females also get some color at this age? I know very little about peafowl in general. We have a pair of pet indian blues here on the farm where I work. This year was the first year our hen gave us fertile eggs. [​IMG] Both the birds are 4 years old now.


    These are our little peachickies! Pardon the terrible cell phone pictures.

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  2. mbbrinegar

    mbbrinegar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a novice at this but looks like the chick in the first picture to the far left is a hen. In the second picture the closes chick looks like a hen, a male in the middle, and the one in the far back I can't really tell. Try getting pictures of their backs. Cute chicks though!
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    In the bottom picture it looks one girl two boys to me, but I'm a novice.

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  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I agree
     
  5. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the babies today. They're so hard to photograph. lol They won't stay still for more than 2 seconds at the time...if that. lol
    What do you guys look for when telling males & females a part? I have no clue what to look for??


    Three of the chicks are starting to grow color on the back of their necks like this little one.
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    There's very little color growing there also.
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  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a girl at around 7 weeks I believe, and girls like this get green feathers on this necks also.
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    This is a male the same age, notice the feathers how they still have the barring or strips
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    see all the barring
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  7. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'll go take a good look at all the babies and see who has barring and who doesn't. I think we might have 2 girls and 2 boys.


    The one on the let would be a girl, one on right a boy?
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    Same here?
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  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a pair
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Top - Looks like girl left, boy right.
    Bottom - Boy on right, but the left isn't obvious to me.


    Disclaimer: Complete sexing/color novice!

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