Buff Brahma rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fzouk, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. fzouk

    fzouk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! This is my first time to raise Brahmas so I'm not very familiar with the breed and I am wondering if I have a rooster here! They are 12 weeks old. He/she doesn't have much of a comb to speak of and so I never figured I had a rooster, but the colors are brighter and iridescent and the tail is slightly differently shaped and so I'm wondering. Here's a picture of the one in question (on the right) with a "normal" female on the left. I tried getting one showing the lack of a comb but I never could get a good one. If it would help I will try again. Thank you!

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  2. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres my Buff Brahma Bantam Rooster as a young one
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  3. fzouk

    fzouk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so confused because yours clearly has a rooster face, but mine doesn't- but the body and coloring seems more rooster-like. Mine has that same darker reddish color on the side like yours does and the higher tail. I guess I'll just wait and listen for a crow! [​IMG] Yours has beautiful feet too, by the way. None of mine have especially gorgeous feathering on the legs and feet, which is too bad but I still am really loving the breed so far!
     
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  4. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh he crowed when he was younger than that. Yours looks female to me but I don't know.
     
  5. fzouk

    fzouk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband would sure be happier if it was female but I'm secretly hoping for a rooster. You might be right though since I haven't heard any rooster-like sounds at all and the face sure is girly looking. I guess she's just kind of mannish in the body! [​IMG]
     
  6. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buff Bantam is so sweet! He lets me pick him up and lets me touch his tail. He was supposed to be a female too.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    That is most definitely a boy. You see those pointy, shiny feathers that are hanging down the sides by the tail? Those are saddle feathers and only boys get them.
     
  8. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2, The more intense red over the shoulders and the longer, thinner hackle (neck) feathers also add up to roo. He's going to be a handsome boy.
     
  9. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    We have one Buff Brahma pullet who is 13 weeks old. We are new to this breed but I've read that they are slow to mature. Maybe your little guy is just taking his time getting his red comb and wattles?!
     
  10. fzouk

    fzouk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh this makes me so happy! Thank you! Husband won't be nearly as thrilled but I am happy and I hope he'll be a good, nice rooster. Thank you all so much!!
     

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