Bantam Buff Brahma chicks?

snoozing chick

5 Years
Dec 7, 2014
Fairfield County, CT
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:

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


Thank you!

Crazy for Chickens!

Free Ranging
Jun 9, 2017
NW Missouri
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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Usually, single combs have spikes, and I don't see any, so these appear to be Brahmas.


Oct 1, 2017
South Royalton, VT
Look like Buff Brahmas to me. Watch for dark orange patches on the shoulders, this indicates cockerels.

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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