Brazilian Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eduedp, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. eduedp

    eduedp Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello.

    I bought a pet baby chicken on Nov/2014 at a local market and I wan't to know what breed is she?
    I have some photos of her during these 5 months and I hope you guys can help me identify.

    Just some info, I live in Brazil, and the seller told me it's a laying breed.
    Also, there is a company here called Embrapa that "makes" hybrid breeds, and my chicken look a lot like one of their breeds. If you google "Embrapa 021", "Embrapa 031" or "Embrapa 051", you can see them.


    [​IMG]1-2 weeks

    [​IMG]2 months

    [​IMG]3 months
    [​IMG]5 months

    Also, she is not laying eggs yet. Is it normal?
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    If she follows along the Empraba 031, we'd call that a Production Red, or a Red Sex Link (if bred so the chick down was sex-able), both of which is a utility hybrid for laying.

    Start of lay depends upon the breed and individual hen. Usually the commercial hybrids like the PR or RSL are laying at 4 to 5 months. However, the season of the year also plays into it as there has to be enough daylight hours to trigger the pituitary gland to release hormones to begin laying.

    Looking at my globe here, I am assuming you may be entering your winter season in Brazil (depending upon where you may be in Brazil), which means she may be maturing during shortening day hours. Sometimes pullets won't lay until spring if they were hatched in late summer/fall and mature during the shortening day light hours. There needs to be 12 hours of daylight to begin the hormone release with 14 hours of consistent daylight to produce steady laying.

    Or, she may just be taking a little extra time to begin to lay....a watched pot never boils, and a watched pullet never seems to begin to lay.

    My thoughts.

    LofMc
     
  3. eduedp

    eduedp Out Of The Brooder

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    It look a lot like this red sex link.
    She hatched in mid spring, now she is 5 months and its mid fall here.
    I will give her time :)
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    yes...mid fall (forgot we are now APRIL where I am at! We are in spring here).

    And yes, that would be maturing during shortening hours, so you may not see the begin of lay for a number of weeks more. I have about 50/50 chance of my fall maturing pullets starting to lay that fall or waiting until early spring.

    LofMc
     
  5. eduedp

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    Wow! She layed a perfect egg yesterday!! :)
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    And today she layed a double-yolk that unfortunatelly she broke :(
     
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  6. BantamLover21

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    Congratulations on the eggs!
     

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