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couple questions....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cmferrante, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. cmferrante

    cmferrante Out Of The Brooder

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    The place I get my chickens from frequently throw in an extra or 2..along with the "bonus chicken"...which is always something from their "rare" listing. This last time around I got 10 pullets of buff orpington, 10 pullets Araucana, and 15 straight run buff brahma.

    so far, one buff orpington was a roo...I kept him he's beautiful and keeps the ladies well. 5 or so of the buff brahma have turned out to be roos...i threw one in with my older girls they had no rooster and he's doing ok over there. the other 4 were so mean they had to be culled. So, as for free chickens....who can resist a free chicken?

    This bird is supposed to be a dark brahma. I think its a roo...not sure...[​IMG][​IMG]


    This second bird i'm pretty sure is also a roo...the feathers around the neck sit funny...[​IMG]

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    thoughts?
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are both ladies. They have colors that males genetically can't have. Grats!
     
  3. cmferrante

    cmferrante Out Of The Brooder

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    no kidding...what colors do these birds have that males genetically could not? The other males i've seen so far are so far different then their female counterpart there is no mistaking. However, with the "free bird" you usually have no other of it's kind to compare it to.
     
  4. Flat Rock farm

    Flat Rock farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree they both look like ladies as well. The first one has feather marking of a silver penciled. The second one looks a lot my Easter Eggers, lay nice blue eggs [​IMG] They are both lovely!!
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here is the coloring that male Dark Brahmas have: http://tinyhousefarmers.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/brahma_bantam_dark_m_600.gif It's night and day different than the patterns on your female. Male Brahmas genetically can't have the pattern she does. Maybe with several thousand generations of tinkering (turn them hen-feathered), but not with how the breed stands now. The second bird is an EE, and you run into the same issue. If she was male, she would not have an even body pattern, but rather big flags and slashes of colors on her back and wings.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Both pullets :)
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree those are both females, a dark brahma and an Easter egger (what you ordered as Aracauna) .
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, a dark Brahma and an Easter Egger. Both pullets.
     

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