2.5 months old buff columbian brahma female or male?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jaja, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. jaja

    jaja Out Of The Brooder

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    hi
    can any one say if they are male or female?
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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I'm no expert but I think they are both girls.
     
  3. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'll be the voice of dissention and say I think they're both boys. They have shading of darker color in the wings that is a male characteristic. Females are a more even shade over the body.
    Brahmas are slow bloomers and may not crow or try to mate until well after 6 months.
     
  5. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they really need to grow some more. Question, Are you holding them up by their wings??????????????????
     
  6. jaja

    jaja Out Of The Brooder

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    i was looking at the saddle feathers, they changed and that made me think that they are both males
    thank you
     
  7. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A closer picture of their saddle feathers would help. On the first picture, the chick on the left looks like a Male.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yes he is and if you go to chicken auctions they are always held by the wings. if held properly it shouldn't hurt them but not recommended though...as for gender they do have that 2 toned coloring that is only seen on cockerels and thus i am leaning towards cockerels
     
  9. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not recommended for sure. There are just so many other ways to hold them, just doesnt seem right I guess. I suppose it would depend on genetics also I think their development and the thick legs look like cockerel also.
     
  10. jaja

    jaja Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks all

    about the wings, yes, only when the brahma are chick's and not heavy so it won't harm them.
     

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