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 Post subject: Sexing my Pekins
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:31 am 
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I rescued these Pekins and need to re-home them very soon. Please can someone help me sex the gold/black one and the blue? Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Sexing my Pekins
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:48 am 
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Hi PixieB1,
Welcome to the forum.
What you have are a pair, male & female.
The blue is female, the gold/black one as you describe it is a male.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing my Pekins
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:40 pm 
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i reckon they are both male

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing my Pekins
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:22 pm 
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Good call, you may well be correct.
My apologies, my first impression was/is wrong.
I've blown the pic of the blue fowl up and I can see indications of pointed neck and saddle hackle.
That being the case it may well be that the blue is immature, much younger than the other fowl.
What it saw as a hen is in fact a younger cockerel.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing my Pekins
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:00 am 
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Thanks everyone. That is what I suspected. The blue has started fighting and fluffing up his neck feathers. Just out of interest is there a technical name for the black/gold colouring? These guys were rescued as they were abandoned along with mum and their 3 sisters so I'm new to the Pekin game. Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Sexing my Pekins
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:28 pm 
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Karen Davitt
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Hi i bought three pekin hens. Two seven weeks one ten weeks, the grey one is the older and has just started crowing! Ive heard hens can crow but i think she is a rooster. Now im worried about one of the younger black ones too that has a slightly larger redder comb than the other. Im posting snaps of all three. Any help with identifying the sexes much sppreciated. Im pretty sure the middle one is a hen. Is there anywhere i can take them to get a definitive answer? And do hens crow?please feel free to email me on wrkshops@yahoo.com.au


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 Post subject: Re: Sexing my Pekins
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Hi Karen and welcome to BYP

No's 2 & 3 both look like cockerels. Combs, wattles and hackle feathers indicate males. How old were they when you bought them? Can you contact the seller and try to arrange a refund or replacement?


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I agree with Sue, I'm afraid!

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing my Pekins
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Hi all I'm a bit new to this site and couldn't figure out how to post a new topic, so have come back here! I've just got two six week old Perkins to replace the two roosters I accidentally bought. Found good homes for them thankfully! But now the two ten week old hens I still have are really bullying the littler ones so I've had to separate them. Any tips on integrating hens of slightly different ages? There's only four all together. Thanks karen


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 Post subject: Re: Sexing my Pekins
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Hi karen, it's OK to continue in this thread -it follows on from your previous post
Well done on re homing the roosters.
Put your 2 newbies in the permanent run and the older ones in the temporary run. The new ones will take ownership of the territory. After about a week introduce the 'nicer' of the older ones to the permanent run and provide plenty of distraction - toss around some scratch, throw in a biscuit of lucerne for them to play with, some branches to investigate. When things are settled repeat the exercise with the remaining pullet. The dynamics of the pecking order will have changed and the 'newbies won't have challenged the older girls on their home territory.

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