I swear, I have no patience in the waiting game! I have 2 Buff Brahmas, (Snugs, and Sally)same hatch date, same clutch. They have both always looked different. 20 1/2 weeks old today.
I questioned weather or not Snugs was a roo for much of her youth...just based on the look on her face! :) I have come to find out that she is farsighted, which may be why her eyes look droopy..(and mean!)
Now...seemingly suddenly, Sally grew big wattles and lobes overnite! Snugs has tiny pink wattles and no lobes from ears at all....hmmm....can 2 females mature at different rates? Could this just mean that Sally is closer to laying? Or crowing???!!
Not seeing any hackles on either...in fact, body size shape and color is basically identical....the only difference is in the face!
Showing some pics for comparison.
Sally...very red faced!
Now Snugs..much paler face, no lobes, no wattles...
And here is the best side by side comparison I could get....Snugs far left, Sally far right...