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2 month old light brahma. Pullet?

post #1 of 4
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Everything about this chick has screamed roo from day one, but I've started having my doubts in the last couple of weeks. It's especially hard since I don't have another brahma to compare it to. But it seems like everyone else's cockerels had pretty obvious combs by eight weeks.

I would would have bet everything on this being a roo but there is no hint of a real comb yet and it's still very pale pink. Plus, it's feathers are looking very rounded.

Please excuse photo quality. It never stops moving.


At almost 8 weeks:




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At 6 weeks:


post #2 of 4

I'd say pullet! :)

 

~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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post #3 of 4
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I guess that just goes to show you that you really can't rely on any of the early sexing tricks. big_smile.png

This chick was the most aggressive, very upright posture, did the chest bumps, was slow to feather, short stubby wings, thick fat legs, etc.
We actually named it Beetlejuice because it was a little black and white striped monster. It has been mellowing out lately though. Lol.
post #4 of 4

Absolutely right! I never pay attention to the chick's personality as a way of determining its gender for that very reason. :P I've have some very assertive, aggressive pullets, a few mellow, sweet cockerels. You just never know, ha ha! :lol:

 

~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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