White peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by pittmanbirds, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i was wondering if there is any way besides dna to sex white peafowl i have one that was hatched around july thank you very much for any help
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    The easiest way I have found is looking for the ridge of overlapping feathers on the neck. All peahens have it and you bird is nearly old enough to start seeing it.[​IMG]
     
  3. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    So if it has scale looking feathers it would be a hen and if it's more like a hair or would be a peacock? Is that what you are saying?
     
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  4. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    " hatched around july " so they are 4/5 months!
    Here 4/5 months BLUE peacocks .... in WHITE colour they are exactly the same ..... both sex have scale looking feathers
    New 2 pfowl your demonstration is good when they go on 2 years old !

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  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    The neck feathers you can use on yearlings. That's how I identified Ice when I was buying him when he was a yearling. Yes younger peafowl will look like the ones in your photo. So it will be a while before we can sex them based on neck feathers.
     
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