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McM Light Brahmas, both males?

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These were from the heavy male special at McM, & I'm wondering if perhaps we lucked out & got a female.  Or if what I'm seeing is just due to their differing comb styles and individual sexual maturity.  6 weeks on the dot today.  All the other roosters are very pronounced at this point (with the exception of a free-bee EE, which may or may not be a male or female.  Heading over the to EE sexing tips & tricks thread)

 

 

 

 

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A body shot might help.  Right now the guess is you have a pair, one girl, one boy...

-Jackie- MN Mom of twins plus one!
Oh, and not to forget the golden retriever!
3 EEs, 2 Light Brahmas, 2 Black Australorps & 4 Buff Orpingtons!

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-Jackie- MN Mom of twins plus one!
Oh, and not to forget the golden retriever!
3 EEs, 2 Light Brahmas, 2 Black Australorps & 4 Buff Orpingtons!

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*It just started raining here, so pictures aren't the best.


Edited by MerleMice - 7/27/14 at 9:14am
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To me, it looks like you have a cockerel and a pullet.

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I'd love it if it was the case!  One of the female buff orps died a couple days in, so it would be perfect if this one does turn out to be a pullet.  At how many weeks old can a person give a 99% sure answer as to gender, based on outward appearance?

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Update on this, several of the other birds from the heavy rooster special are turning out to be females, so I think the company messed up our order & pulled from the straight run.  I don't mind!

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Originally Posted by Wyandottes7 View Post

To me, it looks like you have a cockerel and a pullet.

X2, you have a pair in that pic!
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“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955);


Mom to 5 children, 48 chickens, and wife to 1 pain in the butt, love of my life husband, and in school again for my RN Degree!

Whoever said life over 40 is boring apparently hasn't had a fun life!
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It's a long time past, but it was indeed a pair. Figured I should update for anyone interested in this topic. :p

The rooster sadly died during winter (he didn't come back to his coop and got ate), but the female is alive and well. I was so taken in with the breed, that when a friend offered me a new roo I couldn't say no, got some more females, and have recently hatched out a half dozen of homebred chicks.
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