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 Post subject: Re: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:26 pm 
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To Tolmie Peafowl,

Thank you so very much for the info. Actually I have just been reading something similar on the internet and it is apparently definitely old age and your info is spot on because other than the male feathers she is, in every way, still a female. The fact is that I rescued 3 females around 10 years ago and have no real idea how old they were when I took them, so she could be much older than I thought. It matters little though because she's just one of my girls and I don't really mind that her feathers have changed but I was curious as to the reason. :-D
Again, many thanks for your post.


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 Post subject: Re: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:19 am 
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FlockPheasants wrote:
First does she have actual train feathers with eyes? In older hens when they stop laying the right ovary becomes active as the left ceases and for some unknown reason produces more testosterone causing SOME hens to develop varying degrees of male plumage and secondary sex characteristics but will always be a hen.

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKChange.html


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 Post subject: Re: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
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