Can you tell the sex of a Light Brahma chick by it's color?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hens_And_Chicks, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Light Brahma chicks clearly pullets or clearly cockerels when hatched by color? If they are primarily light or mostly dark, is that indicative of their sex?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    No. The only ones you can tell the sex by color is in the dark brahmas and even then you have to wait until they start to feather out.
    ETA: When I say "only" I'm talking about of the three colors commonly available in the US - light, darks, and buffs.
     
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