Dark Brahma (4 weeks old) Query - and I promised myself I wouldn't do this...

U_Stormcrow

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Actually have five Dark Brahma, all purchased at the farm store 4 weeks ago, so not expecting birds perfectly matching the standards. Attaching pictures of the birds at both extremes of the coloration, should be able to figure it out on my own from there.

One of our dark brahma is very dark compared to the four siblings, not confident from photos I've seen on line whether this is showing some gendering characteristics, or if its just a difference in expression of the coloring and/or barring genes. Also wondering if I should have focused more on getting a good picture of the chest, instead of a good picture of the crown of the head. (sorry for the shadow in the first picture, this is not the best behaved of my "littles")

Bird#1, Darkest Diane/Dan

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U_Stormcrow

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and the opposite end of the Dark Brahma spectrum that I bought, Bird #5 (has three siblings of similar coloration, all just a bit darker, less "fluffy/frizzy", their pencilling just a bit more sharply defined. We call this one "Chuck", as its a bit of a loner, except when it decides to hang out with the pekin ducks (on which it used to sleep, when the ducks cuddled for the evening).

Help please???

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gunslinger33

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DB boys are colored so differently than girls. I would guess your chick is a pullet. I would expect much more black and less penciling if it were a cockerel. I'm no expert but I do have a DB hen.
 

U_Stormcrow

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Bad form on my part, but bumping as this post has rapidly faded from view. Looking for confident answers/reassurance on the sex of these two Dark Brahma, and an explanation of what you are looking for/seeing, if you are feeling exceptionally kind. ;)

I like Gunslinger's answer, but he/she was honest about a lack of expertise.

In the interim, I'll keep searching the internet for pictures of month old dark brahma cockerel - everything I'm finding is much older, when its damned obvious. I am, with apology, impatient.
 
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