Brahma Chick. Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thecountrychickengirl, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. thecountrychickengirl

    thecountrychickengirl Hatching

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    I bought this chick at the feed store, straight run. The only thing I know about it is that it's a Brahma. Anyone want to take a guess at how old he is, and what gender? I also have a bantam chick that follows "Chirp" around. I think it's too young to guess gender, but anyone know what breed or mix it might be?

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Your buff brahma chick is perhaps 5 weeks old. Little too early to tell gender (for me, at least) but I'm going with cockerel. It would help to see a full body pic, with the chick standing.

    I'm no help on the other chick at all, sorry. I know brahmas and that's about it.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    A bit young yet, but it does look like your brahma is a boy.
     
  4. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

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    Boy.
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Songster

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    I have to agree. The buff Brahma looks like a boy. They tend to feather out much slower than the girls.
     
  6. Tim63

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    It is harder to determine sex on the buffs than lights at an early age. The reason is that both sexes of buff's saddles come in buff. It takes a while for the males to get color in the saddle area, unlike the lights. I'm not sure what the other posters are basing their opinions on? You can lift up some of the saddles and see if any black is comming in, however, this bird still looks a little young.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Can't speak for the other posters, but I'm basing it on the comb definition - wider and redder and the feathering (or lack thereof). Cockerels of the brahma breed feather in slower.
     
  8. Tim63

    Tim63 Songster

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    Gritsar, I have found my light females feather in more quickly than the males about 100%. However, in my Buffs, that is not the case. I only raise/breed SQ Bantam Brahmas in Buff and Light. Their is only one bird of unknown age pictured. I don't see how we can compare feathering or comb color or width with no other photo of same aged chicks? You very well may be correct, I would just be afraid to guess at this point.
     
  9. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chirping

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    yup male
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I bow to your expertise. What I'm comparing to is the pics of my HQ buff brahmas when they were roughly the same age.
     

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