Brahma owners ... Roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chirpy, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Here's my 10 week old dark Brahma ... Is 10 weeks old enough to tell with Brahmas or do they mature later?

    I don't usually care what my chickens are (as far as pullet or cockeral) but I do about this one so I thought I'd ask.

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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I was thinking pullet until I saw the close-up of the comb in pic. 3. Now I think roo, but I could definitely be wrong.
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have the breed but i say ROO
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2008
  4. olp_63

    olp_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm gonna go with roo
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I ordered him as a Roo so I'm really hoping it's a HE!!! I want a Brahma Roo so much.
     
  6. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah thats a Purdy Roo [​IMG]
     
  7. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definitely a boy! Congrats![​IMG]
     
  8. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to respectfully disagree with the other opinions. I am very sure that your bird is a lovely Dark Brahma pullet.
     
  9. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Beautiful pics of lovely birds. Why oh why do Brahmas have to have those silly fluffy boots?
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    10 weeks old ya say? Pullet. [​IMG]
    ETA: Chirpy, just because the brahmas are slower to mature than some other breeds doesn't mean that they don't start to get their secondary sex characteristics at the same as other breeds, 4 to 6 weeks old. They look very much like adult birds by 12 weeks old (except for the tail feathers); then their size increases and increases and increases....
    Here's a pic of my light brahma roo at nine weeks old. Sorry I don't have one of my dark brahma roo at the same age, but my dark's comb and wattles is only a little behind my lights.
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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008

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