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Are these buff or light Brahmas? Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenbelle, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. chickenbelle

    chickenbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that these are brahmas. The lady I purchased them from was looking to get rid of them. She told me I could have both for the price of just one. They are beautiful birds, but very skittish. We have had them for 3 weeks. I believe that should make them about 6 weeks old now. I think these are the light brahmas? I have no idea if they are pullets or roos.


    [​IMG]This is my stepdaughter's bird. The opera singer. :)

    [​IMG]Here is the neck feathering of the above bird.

    [​IMG]This is my son's chick. This one is a little calmer than the first but it isn't developing its feathers as quickly.

    [​IMG]This is the face of my son's bird. Hardly any color to the comb and no wattles showing yet.

    Is it still too early for any of you brahma experts to have a gender guess?
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    brahmas can be slow to mature but they are light brahmas
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they are light brahmas. they are to young to sex right now wait till at least 6 weeks though 8 weeks is a bit better for sexing
     
  5. chickenbelle

    chickenbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know that I should be seeing something definitive in a week or two. At 6 weeks now, I thought it would be a little easier than it is to tell. Thanks!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    There've been brahma roos on here that we weren't sure even at 5-6 months. They're just a slower maturing breed.
     
  7. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    light brahmas for sure
     
  8. FlowerPower4

    FlowerPower4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely lb's
     

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