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

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    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

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    All I see are Americana pics
     
  3. HorsesandBirds

    HorsesandBirds Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    Quote:[​IMG] Did you creep on me and take pictures of my Penelope??! [​IMG] That's an EE pullet!

    And here's Penelope..
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Definitely NOT Ameraucanas [​IMG] Or Brahmas.


    But I do see some nice Easter Egger girls.
     

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