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 Post subject: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:26 pm 
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Has anyone had a peahen change colours and grow male feathers and a tail?

My almost 10 year old peahen has begun to change colour and grow feathers just like my peacocks. She also fans her tail like a male. Is it possible for peahens to change sex?

I have taken photos and can post as soon as I learn how to reduce their size. :0)

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 Post subject: Re: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
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Sorry have been away. Shall post pics as soon as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
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Here are the pics of my girl (?)

Pic 1 - Peahen 2 - Side view
Pic 2 - Peahen 3 - With another peahen and Pied Male in the background
Pic 3 & 4 - Peahen 7 & 9 - Displaying her tail
Pic 5 - Peahen 9 - Brown Primary feathers


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 Post subject: Re: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:40 am 
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That is a young male conf665

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 Post subject: Re: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
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I have no idea about sex

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 Post subject: Re: Peahen changing colour and growing male feathers and a tail
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Hi Cordelia & Pam,

The peahen in the photographs is almost 10 years old, (as mentioned in my original posting), has been a female for all of that time, laid eggs, had peachicks and just recently begun growing male feathers. That is why I posted my message and photographs as I wondered if anyone had experienced something similar, she is not a juvenile male, but thanks for your interest and comments. Much appreciated.


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Its just old age in some hens and not that uncommon have a read - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20191

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