8 wk old light brahmas...how to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mcnicolclan, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. mcnicolclan

    mcnicolclan Out Of The Brooder

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    My light brahmas are just turning 8 wks old. They all look the same to me but I do have one that seems smaller than the others. What should I be looking at to try to determine their sex?
     
  2. saylernsaxonsmom

    saylernsaxonsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Good question...I'm curious myself!

    Hope someone can post a pic to show the differences. I have dark Brahma girls, but no male to compare...sorry!
     
  3. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a pair of light brahmas this spring. At that age, the comb & wattles on the girl were pretty much non-existent, whereas the boy's comb was pink and much bigger, and he had adorable little pink wattles. Hope that helps - I can scrounge up some pictures when I get home too, but if you have any boys, it will be obvious the difference between them.
     
  4. mcnicolclan

    mcnicolclan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'll go take a close look at everyone and see if I can tell a difference. I also have a bared rock (McMurray free mystery chick) and he has a much bigger comb and wattle than any of the brahmas.
     
  5. askjcm2005

    askjcm2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pictures?
     
  6. nfwc1964

    nfwc1964 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between 8wk Light Brahma pullets vs cockerels?
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    Here are our two. Thanks, Nancy & Doug
     

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