10 week Light Brahma - pullet or roo? (Pic heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NashChic, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. NashChic

    NashChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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."

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    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?
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    This is the other Light Brahma we've been assuming is our pullet.
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    "Dude" on the right, both pics
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  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    I assume these are Hatchery Quality. They both appear to be pullets, but at this age it is sometimes hard to tell.
     
  3. NashChic

    NashChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, hatchery quality. These are for my laying flock, so no showing or breeding going on =)
     
  4. NashChic

    NashChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've gone through older posts many times looking for "clues" to sexing different breeds. Often the threads are left unresolved as to what the bird(s) turned out to be. So for the sake of anyone stumbling across this thread in the future... both of the chickens in question turned out to be lovely laying ladies. I guess I won't be so quick to discount an early red comb as a roo in the future =)
     
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  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the update. I have a couple light Brahma Bantams that I keep going back and forth over. I guess I need to be patient.
     
  6. Leave a LightOn

    Leave a LightOn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the update! "Old" threads become very valuable to new searchers IF there are answers included. I find good info sometimes 5-7 yrs old where often newer threads just end, leaving me scratching my head.
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