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8 week old Light Brahma gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alang, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. alang

    alang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am worried I see one tall row but then two very short rows on its comb. Others thoughts?
     
  2. alang

    alang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure why my other images didn't appear. Here is my best attempt at q comb shot[​IMG]
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    At 8 weeks old, feathering isn't going to give much away. Male feathering doesn't start to develop until after 10 weeks old. Need a shot of the comb from straight on for this one.
     
  4. alang

    alang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will get more photos when I get back from vacation!
     
  5. alang

    alang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 week update. I'm afraid I see 3 rows in his comb but his behavior is so passive and meek. Any exceptions to the rule of 3 or is he definitely going to be a rooster?
     
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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    the comb is small and orange, that's a hen
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Brahmas can be really slow to develop. I leaning pullet, but it could still turn out cockerel.
     
  9. alang

    alang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so but I read 3 rows are cockerels. Could he just be a slow bloomer? I have no other Brahmas to compare but he is far less developed than my Ameraucana cockerel
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've not heard that one, all chickens have a different number of points on their combs, go by the color and size of the comb at that age as well as the feathering.
     

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