Unisex Peafowl

I acquired this bird as a 2 yr old in the fall of 1997 in Southern OK. along with a Spaulding and a few other birds. It struck me as a really beautiful bird with unusual markings for a female. As it matured it never laid and still has never laid any eggs and around 3 yrs it started to get some longer train feathers with the eyes. It has only molted the feathers once and that was at the time of an injury it had received in a fight with some other birds for dominance . I started calling it an IT but decided I really didn't know, so I refer to the bird as a Unisex as it doesn't lay like a hen nor look like a hen but acts like a hen. Still it has the plumage of an approximately 2 yr. old male, yet it does not molt in the fall as it should like a male. It never appears to attempt to mate nor have I seen a cock bird ever attempt to mate it. It is the dominate bird in the pen other that the cock bird that may be in for breeding of other females. I have had reports of other similarly owned birds and read of some. Most have made a change from one sex to the other due to physical changes caused by nature or environment , but I believe this one started out this way. And at 10 yrs. old the unisex is still a beautiful bird. George A Conner

This photo was taken 8/31/06
This above photo was taken 8/31/06

Unisex Peafowl

Unisex Peafowl

The unisex molted this year. This is the first time of a complete molt, taken 12/11/06
The unisex molted this year.  This is the first time of a complete  molt, taken 12/11/06


 


 

 

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