White Peafowl.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by fgdiii, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. fgdiii

    fgdiii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you sex white peafowl? I have 5 that are 3 months old. When will I be able to sex them?
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    dna blood test, or give em a year
     
  3. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if they are all the same age....in the next few months you will notice the males become leggier, and generally larger. The longer legs is usually what I notice first.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes longer leg on males, also look at spur buds, male larger in dia.

    for sure do DNA, all other will have mistake, why most even the top breeders sell then unsex.

    Same with more white silver pied, greens, high % spalding
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    yes I agree.. give a few months, if all are same age. By the time they are 6 months old, the males will be getting bigger/taller with longer and thicker legs and toes than the females. with 5 you should have them in both sexes and so the difference will show up eventually.
     
  6. fgdiii

    fgdiii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I will report back as time goes by. I have just owned peacocks for about a year but my wife says I am too mich into it,
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't understand that part.. "too much into it"? [​IMG]

    Welcome to the peafowl world!
     
  8. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol yes, welcome to our addiction..... you will love it.
     
  9. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had that problem with Greens and whites, however, I used feather sexing, it was very inexpensive, 12.00each.
     

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