BLRW/Light Brahma - pullets or roos? 9.5 weeks old.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by featherz, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Rehomed an almost all roo hatch about a month ago, but kept these on just in case any turned out to be girls since they were on the fence. I'll rehome the roos all at once when I am positive. They are all a bit under 10 weeks old.

    The two brahma's have pretty much no pink in the comb, the two wyandottes are a little pink, but I know with my SLW that wyandottes pink up early. Don't go by the stance in these pics - they were all jumping for my camera strap which was wobbling around.. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    These are probably poor quality reps of whatever breed - The lady I got the eggs from had only hatchery quality birds and who knows if there was any interbreeding going on! But I don't show birds, so it's ok with me.

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    #2 (darker) - would this be blue also or a different color?
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    Never mind the cochin in the pics, I know he's a roo! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    The #2 brahma and the #2 BLRW are both girls. I don't want to venture a guess on the other two. I think the BLRW may be a cross of BLRW and Blue or something like that- the lacing is really off. I'd just keep her as a layer, not a breeder.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:100% agree 2 girls and not breeding #2
     
  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    No worries, not planning on making any chickie babies myself! Just for eggs. The person I got the eggs from had separate pens but there were roos wandering around everywhere so I can't even guess what got into where!! [​IMG] That's what I get for buying cheap local hatching eggs.

    Here's another pic of #1 brahma. I *think* these two are pullets unless there's something in this breed that makes them pink up late - neither has much if any pink in the comb and are very close in comb and feathering. I'll guess I'll wait and see on BLRW #1 [​IMG]. 'it' has extremely scrawny legs so even with the pink comb and wattles I'll keep hoping pullet until I hear that cockadoodle doo. [​IMG]

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  5. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Likely both Brahmas are pullets. With my birds I go more by the rate of feathering on the shoulders and stance as a early indicator of gender. The cockerels generally have the bare shoulders and a more upright stance. But that depends on if your birds carry the slow feathering gene.
     
  6. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    If your girls leggs are on the skinny side for the Wyandottes then they are pullets. I have 5 week olds and the boys have thicker legs then the girls. Most of the 4 boys have shorter tails (only one has a bit more in the tail). Here is some pics of one of my boys.

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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Both brahma's are girls. I don't have wyandotte's, but they also look like girls to me.
     

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