8 week old light brahma

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aschassberger, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. aschassberger

    aschassberger Out Of The Brooder

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    she came from mpc as a pullet, but she's getting so red in the face I'm scared! I already have to give away our australorp which turned out to be a boy. :-(
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    thanks for your help!

    (sorry, that last pic was wrong)
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2010
  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hes a beauty sorry
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give this one away so fast. I think it is a pullet, but it is still early.
     
  4. aschassberger

    aschassberger Out Of The Brooder

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    I will definitely wait until I hear a crow before re-homing, but I REALLY hope she's a girl! My australorp started crowing, so I knew for sure... I don't think my 3 year old can handle giving away another rooster... neither can I! Please please please be a girl!
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
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    ask tim in the brahma thread under genetics he'll know
     
  6. aschassberger

    aschassberger Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you, I will do that.
     
  7. Tim63

    Tim63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male saddle feathers usually come in with more black. Sometimes the poorly colored hatchery birds are more difficult to sex. Judging from the saddles on this bird i'd be willing to say I'm 90 percent sure it is a female. How old, and is it bantam or standard? Looks like a pretty fancy pen!
     
  8. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I dunno, my brahma pullets were very slow with combs and wattles. They stayed salmon-colored until way older. My guess is he's a little gentleman - sorry. The second picture is priceless - all attitude!
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Id say male.
     
  10. Tim63

    Tim63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I just looked at the thread title "8 week old light Brahma". The hackle feathers appear to be more rounded like a female also. Female lights tend to feather faster than males also. In my bantam lights I am able to determine sex simply by how fast they feather in.
     

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