Buff Braham Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Scott103, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Scott103

    Scott103 Hatching

    May 4, 2011
    We have 7 buff braham chicks that are around 7-8 weeks old. I am new to chickens but have been learning alot from this site. I am trying to figure out what we have as far as pullets or roos. I have read on here about pullets growing tail feathers quicker and I know about the combs. Going by that theory I thought we had 5 pullets and 2 roos because of the tail feathers. Two of them didn't have a tail but the other 5 did. Now those two are getting their tail feathers but as far as a comb goes they all look the same. I don't know if I am missing something or what! Is there a sure fire way to tell? I will post some pics when I have enough posts. Thanks for any help!!
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hi, [​IMG]

    It's really easy to just go welcome some more new members, ask more questions, offer some comments or advice. It shouldn't take too long and it will actually be fun!

    When you are ready to post pics, go to the uploads button in the blue bar above, it's the simplest way- for me, anyway.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I look forward to seeing your pics. Brahmas are my favorite. [​IMG]

    I can tell you from my own experience that by about 9 weeks the cockerels should make themselves known by the much redder combs.
  4. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Songster

    Apr 26, 2011
    Yeaaahhh! More Buff's ~ I want to see what they look like. If I was to get more chickens I was considering the Buff Brahams. Welcome [​IMG]
  5. JulB

    JulB In the Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    I'm still working up to my required posts too. You may want to upload your pictures and put them on your BYC page. That way you can direct people there until you have enough posts.
  6. Justhatched

    Justhatched Songster

    May 24, 2011

    Our Buff Brahmas our my favorite!
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I have 3 buff brahma chicks all the same age as my other chicks. Was supposed to have 2 pullets and a roo, but the hatchery switched it to 2 roos and a pullet. [​IMG] My roos have had pretty good orangey red pea combs since they were 4 weeks. Today 1 of the roos tried to take over the head roo position from our black copper maran who has been crowing for 10 days. The pullet chick is 7 weeks now, and doesn't have much of a comb.
  8. I had several a few years ago - we loved them. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoyed mine.

  9. Barn Maid Ann

    Barn Maid Ann Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    Punta Gorda, FL
    I had 3 light Brahmas that were all supposed to be hens. They are about 11 weeks old. I sold one the other day. The one I sold was the biggest and had a long tail. The other two are smaller and no black tail feathers yet. The people who took the one, want hens only. I hope it was INDEED a hen! It was the easiest to catch, so that is the one they got....

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