We have 2 Light Brahma chicks that will be 10 weeks old tomorrow. For the last couple of weeks we've been referring to one of them as "he" because "he's" noticeably more red in the face than the other one. I bought these chicks from a local hatchery when they were about 4 weeks old. They were straight run, but I tried to pick out the most fully feathered, longest wings/tails I could find. I read that Brahma pullets feathered faster, so we avoided anybody who looked to have a scraggly, puffy tail and an abundance of chick down remaining. None the less, I'm not sure how we did.
Since we're getting right around the age that saddle and hackle feathers could be developing, I decided to take a good close look at what we have growing under there. I'd appreciate any opinions on if our "dude" is a "dude" or if "dude looks like a lady."
This is what's coming in at the base of "his" tail. They don't look pointy to me. Too soon to get my hopes up that it could possibly be a girl?
This is the other Light Brahma we've been assuming is our pullet.
Base of neck
Base of tail
"Dude" on the right, both pics