Why are these IB hens so different looking?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AnnaLease, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 13 weeks old and they're both supposed to be IB, but they look so different! Any idea why?
    The one on the left has a pretty solid green chest, but the other one has brown feathers with light colored lacing.
     
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  2. barryk

    barryk Out Of The Brooder

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    looks to be a male on the left and a hen on the right.
     
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a better picture with more lighting?

    Thanks
     
  4. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm pretty sure they're both hens. Let me go take some more pictures...
     
  5. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, it posted twice [​IMG]
     
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  6. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I took some better pictures.
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    You can see that the one on the left has white on the back of its head, and the other one is dark.
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    Now that I look at them closely, I'm begining to wonder if the one on the right is a male...
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    But its back isn't very barred...?
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    The primaries aren't very orange...?
    And one more picture of the one with drab chest feathers and a light colored head:
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    What do you think?
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I think ...
    You have a pretty pair [​IMG]
     
  8. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a pair, but give it another month and post more pictures.
     
  9. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definately one male and one female - in original pic left is male right is female
     

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