dark brahma bantam sexing

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  1. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when is the earlyest they feather by? are polishes was to small so no polishes [​IMG] but there is someone who is offering us dark brahma bantams but we can only have females what is the soonest we cant tell weather or not there boys or girls?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The interesting thing about dark brahmas (whether bantam or LF) is that the males feather in completely different than the females. The cockerels will have alot of solid black, the pullets will have the typical lacing.

    It's kind of hard to see here, but the cockerel is on the left. He's more solid black than the pullet.

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  3. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it a few weeks & when you seen dark greenish black feathers growing in you will know it is a boy. Bob went from looking like a chipmunk when he was a baby, to be completely laced to now being mostly greenish black except for his saddle feathers & neck feathers... Oh & best Rooster ever!

    Dark Brahma Rooster progression....Hope this helps..

    Day old Bob
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  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pictures of Dark Brahma progression. They are the only Brahmas that are easy to sex at any early age, but a good guide in all Brahma types is the speed of feathering, the girls getting wing and shoulder feathers a lot faster than the boys .

    Sandie
     
  5. mcostas

    mcostas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have dark brahmas too! This one is the largest one, does it look like a roo? I don't see any black feathers coming in. I got them less than a week ago, the other ones are somewhat smaller. I also can't have a roo, or maybe I should say that I can have one until he crows. Heck, I really don't think my neighbors would care if I had one to tell the truth. The less attention I attract the better though.

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    They are harder to photograph than you would think!
     
  6. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys also your birds are adorable
     

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