Brahma a hen or a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kjh, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. kjh

    kjh Just Hatched

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    "She" is about 5-6 months old and I'm concerned that those are saddle feathers.... is it possible that is just what these giant Brahmas look like? I don't really want a rooster with my three hens and I've gotten attached to "Florence"... IMG_2106.JPG IMG_2103.JPG IMG_2104.JPG
     
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  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster.
     
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  3. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't say 100% since I have never had any Brahmas but it does look like saddle feathers to me.
     
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    hales39 Just Hatched

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  5. kjh

    kjh Just Hatched

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    hmmm, so hard to say, but they sure look like saddle feathers. How many hens does he have? I heard that you need at least 7-8 per rooster and I only have three. I didn't really want more than 4, but I don't want him to wear my three girls out if he turns out to be a rooster... ugh
     
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  6. hales39

    hales39 Just Hatched

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    I have 10 hens but 3 are bantams so I don't know if they count!?

    I acctually have 2 Brama roosters because they were sent with the hens I ordered (one too many!) but I don't have the heart to get rid of one! They are starting to crow and get on the hens...does "Florence" do that??? Maybe there is hope he is a she!!!
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pointy hackle & saddle feathers - cockerel
     
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  8. Relynn

    Relynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure that is a Brahma? That looks like an EE to me. However, I am by no means an expert... But I have had 2 brahma's a rooster and a pullet... the rooster was a bantam... my pullet is a full size.
    Also, Brahma's have feathered feet... I need to get better pictures of Mocha, because she is way older now...
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  9. kjh

    kjh Just Hatched

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    technically "she" is a mutt. The guy just lets his chickens breed however, so my easter egger and my arcaucana are probably part something else, and "Florence" my Brahma looks like she has a little easter egger in there. I wanted all different eggs if I could do it. I was hoping those two would lay blue and green and Florence would lay brown (that doesn't look like it's in the cards...) My leghorn already lays white (she is a little older because she was the stray that started all of this...she is probably the only pure bred lol). I attached pics of Abigail and Margeaux. They are beautiful. I could have gotten pure bred birds, but this guy really loves his birds and takes good care of them, so I felt safe going with him. Margeaux on the left is a beautiful color and she is very sweet. Abigail is pretty flighty.
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  10. Peanutman69

    Peanutman69 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I think I have found a rooster in my flock of 12. Please let me know !! Thanks DSCN0038.JPG DSCN0038.JPG DSCN0037.JPG
     

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