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Brahma owners ... Roo or pullet?

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

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    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.




  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    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

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    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

    May 24, 2007
    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

    May 14, 2008
    yeah thats a Purdy Roo [​IMG]
  7. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    definitely a boy! Congrats![​IMG]
  8. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    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

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    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!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    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.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008

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