brahma experts/owners please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bangor777, May 19, 2008.

  1. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI, I have two light brahma chicks, they are 3 weeks 2 days old. I noticed this morning that one of them has a pink comb, slightly wider than the other. The other brahma has a yellow narrower comb. I don't see any wattles (sp?) and the legs look about the same, although its hard to tell. Also the pink combed baby makes a really pretty throaty warble (kind of like a bird you might hear outside) while the others all "peep". I would be excited if she were a he, fine if he's a she....but very curious. I'm terrible at the photo stuff. Any input would be appreciated!
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Sounds like you have one of each....cockeral and pullet...just a reminder that sometimes they fool us....they are slow to mature too....just their nature since they are a big breed....
     
  3. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick reply! Have you ever heard the sound I'm talking about? It's almost like a purr or a trill. Its very pretty, and this one brahma is the only one who does it.
    Lori
     
  4. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a light brahma who's 11 weeks old now, we are almost certain she is a girl, but she has always made a lot of crazy little sounds? Different from all our other chickens.

    She also started getting some pink in her comb fairly early on, maybe 5-6 weeks, but even now its not red. Except of course when she gets mad [​IMG]
     
  5. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They don't look any different from each other except for the combs so maybe it's a girl. I guess time will tell. I love the sound she makes, none of the other chicks do that.
     
  6. Adri

    Adri Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Buff Brahma Rooster chick who is about 3 days younger than your chicks. His comb is very small and yellow, smaller than those of my Ameraucana and Buff Catalana pullets. He is my only Brahma, and I have noticed that while he is large in size, he is much slower to develop compared to the other chicks.
     
  7. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few photos of my Eudora. A few people thought she was a roo from the photos above and some thought she was a pullet. She's 12 weeks now (no recent pics) and still no big changes in comb or wattle. And no crowing.

    I am in no way, shape or form a brahma expert as this is the only one I have ever had. I do enjoy looking at pictures of other peoples chickens though. Hope these might shed some light.[​IMG]

    This was maybe 3 weeks?
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  8. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. I am definitely going to try and take some photos tomorrow so you guys can help me. I guess what makes me wonder is that there are two of them and one's comb is different. Time will tell anyway!
     

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