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4 Week Old Dark Brahma - Pullet or Cockerel?

post #1 of 9
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I was sold 2 DB Pullets (90% guarantee). But, as they get older (they are just over 4 weeks in these pics), I'm pretty sure I have one pullet & one cockerel. Can anyone confirm gender?

Chick #1

 

 

 

Chick #2

 

 

post #2 of 9
They both are looking like girls but I'm a litte suspicious about #2 tho.
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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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post #3 of 9
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It's #2 who I think is a cockerel instead of pullet. They are the same age & from the same hatch yet #2 has half as many feathers and some of them are coming in looking way different than #1 coloring-wise. I can't keep a rooster, so it would be great if they were both pullets. :fl

post #4 of 9
So far they both seem like pullets. I'd do an update in two to three weeks
post #5 of 9
#2 is a cockerel. Those white patches showing on the wings are masculine.
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#2 is a cockerel. Those white patches showing on the wings are masculine.


That's exactly what I was thinking. DH isn't convinced, and I did say I'd wait till it crows or lays an egg to decide it's fate. Just bummed that I won't have a DB if it really is a he. (Chick #1 is my friend's chick - I am raising it along with a few others for her.)

post #7 of 9
Male and female markings on DBs are quite different. Look at photos of the adults and you'll see what I mean. But yeah, males get white wing patches, females never do. The comb is starting to change, too. This is not a maybe or a guess.
post #8 of 9

I'm pretty sure #2 is a cockerel, but I could be wrong.

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Her early leaf's a flower

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Then leaf subsides to leaf.

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So dawn goes down to day.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #9 of 9
Was #2 a cockerel??? I'm assuming it was.
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