4 Week old Hamburg and Brahma...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chick_In_The_Burbs, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    Hi everyone!

    Well, I just can't stop myself from asking... I'm REALLY worried about my Light Brahma, Tiny, and a little worried about my DH's Silver Spangle Hamburg. I know it's probably going to be REALLY hard with Tiny as she's still mostly puff but her legs look huge to me. Then again, I've never raised a Brahma before... Salsa (Hamburg) just has a wide crest area coming in and again, it may just be a breed thing but...

    I just finished cleaning their brooder so they're running around on puppy mats in front of it poking around for spilled food and mealworm bits.

    This is Tiny. S/He has no comb to speak of, just a teeny tiny little V where it will eventually be. She stands about an inch and a half to two inches taller at the shoulder than Salsa or the two three week olds (Sussex and Australorp) when pecking around. And yes, while puffy she is 4 weeks old. When they said this breed could be slow to feather in, I didn't think they meant this slow!

    And Salsa.


    Edit for spelling.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Not sure what you are worried about?
  3. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

    Oct 3, 2010
    My 2 light brahmas had hardly any comb for a long time and still don't have much at just over 5 months.... and their legs are really thick and long... I worried about them being roos, but they aren't. It's still really young but the feathers will start coming in soon.

    I don't know about the 2nd one... that comb looks big for a week and a half.
  4. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    Sonora- I'm not allowed to keep roos in city limits.

    They're both 4 weeks. I was just hoping there was some 'tell' that I wasn't picking up on for which gender they are. I can wait for an answer, I just need to know before they decide to start crowing that I need to find them new homes.
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Okay, a big worry people constantly have is of having a rooster in city limits. . .

    . . . Even if you have a rooster, it isn't going to noticeably crow until about 4 months old, sometimes even later. [​IMG]

    They look like pullets to me though so far. If anything, keep eyes on the Hamburg, but again, do NOT worry until much later!

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