Brahma at 7 weeks....am in a gal or guy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Montana-Hens, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the last of my great unknowns. This he/she was bought as a sexed pullet. She/he is now 7 weeks old.

    I know that Brahma's develop slower but am looking for you experts to shed some light on this girl....or boy

    Here is her face...
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    Here is a close up of her comb.
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    Here are two body shots....

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    So what are all your thoughts on this one. Thanks for looking and your input.
     
  2. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im pretty sure its a hen.....she/ he looks really good though, gonna be a great looking bird [​IMG]
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    My friend has a roo buff brahma and that looks like a hen. Hers has a bigger comb.
     
  4. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have two light brahmas. I'm pretty sure one is a roo and one is a hen.
    yours looks more like a hen to me. my roo has a bigger comb with more red and he is only 6 weeks old. he also has wattles.
     
  5. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a guess, but our light and dark brahmas had much lighter smaller combs at 7 weeks and they all turned out to be pullets. No roos, so I can't say for sure.... but what a beautiful bird!!!!
     
  6. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say a pullet probly.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Looks like my buff brahma pullets, who are 8 weeks old. For some reason, my buff pullets have developed darker combs than the lights or darks; yet they are pullets.
     
  8. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all your input on the Dolly Brahma's sex. This is my first time with chickens and all the red/pink scared me. I am thinking male. This one is my only Bahma and so have nothing to compare it with.

    When I look close it looks like she has a little yellow pea comb, but I keep on looking at the pink/red and say he....or she.
     
  9. Mrs MIA

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    Based on the fact that there are no wattles forming at this age, I'd say it's a pullet. [​IMG] But I've been wrong before! [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Montana-Hens, since you mentioned that you do not have any other brahmas to compare yours to I thought I'd post a few pics of mine to help you out.
    The first pic was taken at exactly 8 weeks old, the rest were taken today and they are almost 9 weeks now. Note: It is not the same chick in each pic. Hope this helps you in some way.
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