Breed and sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KatsCountryCritters, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. KatsCountryCritters

    KatsCountryCritters Out Of The Brooder

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    She/he is huge! Larger than my other chickens. I got them in July and they were already 2-3 months old. None of my chickens have started laying so I have no idea if this is a male or female
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  2. Georgia Boy 1970

    Georgia Boy 1970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Light Brahma Rooster
     
  3. KatsCountryCritters

    KatsCountryCritters Out Of The Brooder

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    How can you be sure he's a rooster? I've looked at images online and the hens and roosters look so much alinke
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brahmas have feathered feet. I don't have the breed but, it looks like a sussex hen. Looks like is should be laying soon however, without adding artificial light on a timer for added daylight - you might not see any eggs for a few more months.
     
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  5. KatsCountryCritters

    KatsCountryCritters Out Of The Brooder

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    She isn't a sussex, she has feathered feet. How do I add artificial light? And when should it be on? Will that really help them to lay?
     
  6. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry couldn't see feathers on feet. If it's a rooster it should be making some crowing noise by now. For more daylight - If you have power in the coop? You can use a light bulb on a timer to give the chickens a total of 12-14 hours a daylight each day. The light you use only needs to be bright enough so, you could read a news paper.
     
  7. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definite rooster and appears to be Brahma.
     
  8. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks roo to me, the tail looks to sharp and i think i see some hackle feathers
     
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  9. donrae

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    It's a rooster. Brahmas are known to be slower to mature so crowing may take a while. The hackle and saddle feathers are visible. If you could get a better profile pic folks could probably see them better.
     
  10. LaPetiteFarmer

    LaPetiteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure it's a rooster [​IMG]
     

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