Bantam Buff Brahma chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snoozing chick, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. snoozing chick

    snoozing chick Songster

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    Hi all! I’m pretty sure that one of these chicks (Chick #2, with the lighter wings are reddish head) is a buff brahma. It was the largest chick of the 18 day-old bantams we got, and the coloring seemed to match pics online of a buff Brahma.

    As they start to get feathers, Chick #1 is looking more like Chick #2. Originally I thought Chick #1 might be a golden-laced Cochin. Are they both Bantam Buff Brahmas?

    Chick #1, 3 days old:
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    Chick #2, 3 days old:
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    Chick #1 (left) and Chick #2 (right), 8 days old.

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    Thank you!
     
  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Can we have close up comb pics of each one?
     
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  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    The best way to tell is what type of comb they both have. A single comb is a cochin. A pea comb is a brahma.
     
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  4. snoozing chick

    snoozing chick Songster

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    You got it! Thanks! I’ve looked at the articles and my books on comb styles, and of course in a hen I can see the difference between a single and pea comb. On these little ones I don’t see how to tell a pea comb from an undeveloped single comb - any tips?

    Chick 2:
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    Chick 1:
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    Also Chick 1:
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    And Chick 2 again:
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  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Usually, single combs have spikes, and I don't see any, so these appear to be Brahmas.
     
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  6. snoozing chick

    snoozing chick Songster

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    Hugely helpful - thank you! I have this d’Uccle, and it looks like a combo of the single comb seen on my little gray cochin (with tiny spikes) and the pea comb (going flat across the beak).

    D’uccle Chick:
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Look like Buff Brahmas to me. Watch for dark orange patches on the shoulders, this indicates cockerels.
     
  8. snoozing chick

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    Thanks so much for this tidbit, I'll keep my eyes open for them!
     
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  9. trista85

    trista85 Chirping

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    Is that true?! I have a pair that are 2 weeks old and everything I've read says they're hard to sex- but they are starting to develop real feathers and I'd be interested to see if that does happen. I have a sneaking suspicion that I have a male and a female just based on the differences in feathering.

    (*Edited to add that mine are not bantams, though I'm also not positive they are full sized, since I think they look small for 2 weeks.)
     

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