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4 Week Old Dark Brahma - Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FamFitz, May 6, 2014.

  1. FamFitz

    FamFitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was sold 2 DB Pullets (90% guarantee). But, as they get older (they are just over 4 weeks in these pics), I'm pretty sure I have one pullet & one cockerel. Can anyone confirm gender?

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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    They both are looking like girls but I'm a litte suspicious about #2 tho.
     
  3. FamFitz

    FamFitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's #2 who I think is a cockerel instead of pullet. They are the same age & from the same hatch yet #2 has half as many feathers and some of them are coming in looking way different than #1 coloring-wise. I can't keep a rooster, so it would be great if they were both pullets. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far they both seem like pullets. I'd do an update in two to three weeks
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    #2 is a cockerel. Those white patches showing on the wings are masculine.
     
  6. FamFitz

    FamFitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. DH isn't convinced, and I did say I'd wait till it crows or lays an egg to decide it's fate. Just bummed that I won't have a DB if it really is a he. (Chick #1 is my friend's chick - I am raising it along with a few others for her.)
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Male and female markings on DBs are quite different. Look at photos of the adults and you'll see what I mean. But yeah, males get white wing patches, females never do. The comb is starting to change, too. This is not a maybe or a guess.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm pretty sure #2 is a cockerel, but I could be wrong.
     
  9. mlmonro3

    mlmonro3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Was #2 a cockerel??? I'm assuming it was.
     

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