Could this Brahma be a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Forgotten Orchard, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Forgotten Orchard

    Forgotten Orchard Out Of The Brooder

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    We are pretty new to this chicken thing- but watching the characteristics of this supposed pullet (six weeks old) we call Helga, has made us wonder if maybe we should call it Hagar instead.

    So we bring pictures to the experts- just for the fun of it. I know that we will know the sex sooner or later- but I like to hear what you think and why you think it. It's nice to learn the things you look at to guess the sex.

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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, thats a cockerel.
     
  3. Forgotten Orchard

    Forgotten Orchard Out Of The Brooder

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    Sundown,

    What are the tell-tale signs? What do you look for? I would like to learn a little more about the characteristics that show that.

    Thanks,

    FO
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    First, I have noticed that with the male light brahmas, they tend to get more black feathers extending down past their hackle. Also, the hens will have hardly any comb. Seeing the comb that tall, and that pink already, that points me toward rooster. Also, the tail will be pointy.
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I'd hold on just a bit longer.
     
  6. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a pair of Brahmas and the pullet was short and round like this one... the cockeral was tall and linky.... way before the cockadooodledoooo or pin feathers or saddle pin feathers were noticable.
     
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say name it after hagrid from harry potter because both are massive:lol:
     
  9. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a lil roo
    My old brahma hen had black feathers on her neck, but they didnt go down that far
    YOu have a roo!
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