Brahmas--pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Summer98, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Summer98

    Summer98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Light Brahma in question. (above) She has more red around the eyes.


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    A Dark Brahma (left) and the same Light Brahma (right).

    I'm wondering the sex of both Brahmas.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Summer98

    Summer98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twelve weeks.
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    Here's another shot of a dark.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    12 weeks is young for sex feathers on a Brahma. I'm leaning toward male for the dark due to the thick legs. Probably the best way to sex them at this age is a good comb shot. Pea combs: single row is female, triple row is male. I can't see them well enough in the shots to tell, you can tell on the live birds.
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your Light Brahma could be a pullet, my baby chicks are 10 weeks old and their faces have started turning pinkish red colored (though they are not the same breed).
     
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  6. BantamLover21

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    I'm pretty sure that your Dark Brahma is a cockerel due to the thick legs, tall stance, and more developed comb and wattles. I'm not sure on the Light Brahma, but the stance makes me think cockerel.
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    I am think pullet on the light brahma

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  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    opps completley forgot about the dark brahma, it is a cockerel
     
  9. Wyandottes7

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    I'm pretty sure that your Light Brahmas are both pullets. But, the thick legs and stance of the Dark Brahma make me say cockerel.
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    the color pattern on the dark brahma is what is making me say cockerel. you could post on the brahma thread and they could probably tell, since they specialize in that breed.
     

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