10 week old buff brahma sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by keywestfarmer, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. keywestfarmer

    keywestfarmer New Egg

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    Any ideas of the sex for our 10 week old buff brahma?!? I tried to get a few angles, all of the same one chicken.

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The comb is rather red for the age, but I'm not seeing much patchy coloring or any saddle or pointy hackle feathers. Because of the comb, I will make a guess of cockerel for now. However, post some more photos in a few more weeks to be sure-- "it" may just be an early developing pullet.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to say cockerel, based on the comb. But the feathering and coloring doesn't look that cockerel-ish, so it may just be a quick maturing pullet. Like Wyandottes7 mentioned, I would post updated photos in a few weeks and see if it is easier to tell for sure then.
     
  4. keywestfarmer

    keywestfarmer New Egg

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    thank you for your reply. "he" was purchased as a day old "baby boy" but as you noted, a lot of the signs of a developing rooster are not there, hence why we are unsure. seeing that one of our three golden buff girls actually turned out to be a BOY, how that happened I cant figure out since they are supposed to be sex linked. we dont want two roosters and were hoping that this one (Little Kramer) was actually a girl, due to the lack of certain "boy traits" so far. if he is a rooster as we had intended, then the OTHER boy will be our Christmas dinner...

    i should also mention, Little Kramer and Penelope (now Parson, the OTHER boy) do occasionally face off and spar each other, although only briefly... this started about 2 weeks ago. if that helps!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure he's a boy. he's only 10 weeks, he's still just a baby esp for a brahma.

    Is that white bird with red wings your other roo? How old is he?
     
  6. keywestfarmer

    keywestfarmer New Egg

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    Yes, the white one with the large comb is the other rooster. He was supposed to be a she, as we ordered 3 golden buff girls along with the others, two followed coloring for females and the other one kept light... now his markings and comb are a dead ringer for a golden buff roo. they are all right about 10 weeks old, all raised together from day old chicks.
     
  7. donrae

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    Oh yeah, that's a ton of comb for 10 weeks, even from a rsl rooster. He's sure not shy, is he?
     
  8. tlcarnes2176

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    I would say teenage boy right now. More pictures later on to be sure!
     
  9. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy for sure!
     
  10. marycontrary14

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    I'm wondering how your Buff Brahma turned out? Boy or girl? I have two 8-9 weekers, and one looks a lot like yours!

    Ps. There are not a lot of Buff Brahma sexing threads. :)
     

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