4 week old Dark Brahma pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PaintedMeadows, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is my daughter's chicken named Jasmine so I am praying it's a she. [​IMG] She is almost 4 weeks old in the pictures. Sorry they aren't the best. This chick is more like a puppy. Follows Téa everywhere and sleeps on her while they watch cartoons. lol. Here they are watching Spongebob. [​IMG]

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Is her back as well feathered as it appears to be? I'm thinking pullet. In another week or two, it'll be easier to tell; but I'm pretty sure.
     
  3. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a Pullet .. Cause The Tail is Not really Long and The Comb Is Not redish
     
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  4. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, really well feathered and her head is getting feathers fast too. I so hope she is a pullet cause she is HUGELY loved by a little girl who has had her 2 horses die and her dog dissappear in the last 18 months. Thanks!!
     
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brahmas in my expierience feather really slow....so it probably is a hn
     
  6. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool. We have 3 others that are WAAAYYYY behind her in feathering so they are probably roos? I will try to get pictures of them.
     
  7. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the looks of the feathering its a hen. In Dark Brahmas the hens and roos do not look the same. The hens are double laced and the roos have more of a black breast. The coloring is really a silver penciled. Here's a picture of my Dark brahma roo and hens so you can see the difference in there coloring.

    This is Rocky my Dark Brahma roo:
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    These are my Dark Brahma hens:
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    This is one of my Dark Brahma pullets at about 8 weeks:
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  8. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What beautiful birds!! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures!! I hoope one of the other 3 are hens cause we can't really keep a roo. Thanks!
     

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