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Brahma buff bantam, hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by simonduval, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. simonduval

    simonduval New Egg

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    Hi guys,

    Our brahma Buff bantam is now just over 12 weeks old. Would you say hen or rooster? I'm thinking roo...

    Simon
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  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover! I would agree thats it is a roo.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet. Cockerels would have dark orange wing bars and some saddle feathers by 3 months.
     
  4. simonduval

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    Hi Gray Farms, thanks for your reply. We thought for the longest time it was a pullet too but the last two morning, he/she has been crowing. He/She is also very very aggressive towards us and towards other chickens. Does that help or you're still convinced pullet?
     
  5. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm... looks like a pullet to me, but if its crowing its a roo lol
     
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  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel. A female pea combed bird wouldn't have a comb and wattles that large and red this young, in my opinion. And while they're not blaringly dark like some boys, the feathers on this birds wings are certainly darker, if my eyes aren't failing me. Throw crowing into the mix, well...its a bit hard to deny.
     
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post another picture in a couple weeks if you can please.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel. I agree he'll get the darker wings, he's just slower to mature. But that red comb and wattles tell the tale.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. simonduval

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    Ok thanks guys, I'll post a picture in a couple of weeks to show where he's at. He did not crow at all this morning.
     

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