12-week-old Brahma--is this a hen or a roo? *Pics*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HorsesandBirds, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. HorsesandBirds

    HorsesandBirds Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2010
    Back in May, we bought 15 "mixed heavy breed cockerel" chicks. We just separated the 15 boys from our 4 laying hens, and when we pulled out this Brahma, we thought it really looks like it might be a hen. It's much smaller than the other roos, and doesn't have much of a comb at all. We'll keep it if it's a hen instead of putting it in the freezer. What do you all think?

    Photos here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157627348078903/
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    All I see are Americana pics
  3. HorsesandBirds

    HorsesandBirds Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2010
    Well, okay, so maybe it's an Americana then! [​IMG] Someone told me it was a brahma, I don't know breeds very well. Regardless, the chicken in the pics is the one in question. Hen or roo?
  4. 2 britts

    2 britts Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 26, 2011
    East Tn.
    It looks a lot like a couple of my EE hens and could be close to POL with that red comb.
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Could be a rooster?
  6. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Quote:Probably. I have an Ameracauna roo that has that big of comb and is just a little older.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's not an Ameraucana or Brahma. It's very definitely an Easter Egger and it looks like a pullet to me in those pics, although I cannot see the saddle area very well. If there are shiny, skinny feathers in a fringe hanging off the back in front of the tail area, it's a cockerel. If not, it's a pullet.
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Quote:[​IMG] Did you creep on me and take pictures of my Penelope??! [​IMG] That's an EE pullet!

    And here's Penelope..
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2011
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    100% Easter Egger pullet! She'll probably be laying green or blue eggs for you pretty soon! [​IMG]
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Definitely NOT Ameraucanas [​IMG] Or Brahmas.

    But I do see some nice Easter Egger girls.

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