Dark Brahma Chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nikki816, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Nikki816

    Nikki816 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]We got our dark Brahma pullets in the mail this morning and they sent us and extra chick that looks different from the rest (center of pic). this is our 1st time with the breed so I don't know if this is normal color varience, or a rooster or another breed. it is a lot darker with out some of the markings the other chicks have. it has the feathered feet, but darker legs and beak
    Any help???
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicks can vary in color. (when I bought a batch of 6 Leghorns one looked so different I was wondering if it was a different variety) that is a Dark Brahma chick. [​IMG]
     
  3. Nikki816

    Nikki816 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's getting her wing feathers in now and she's definatly a dark brahma pullet [​IMG] She is getting some very pretty lacing on her wings and I think she's be one of the 6 we keep for ourselves.
     
  4. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the dark Brahma's slow to feather? The reason I ask, is I got a a mystery chick from McMurray's, and have been trying to guess what kind it could be... I suspected the dark brahma because it was the only feather footed breed the even romotely looked like my chick. My chicks are three weeks old now and the SLW pullets are all pretty well feathered, a sis a red roo that I got. The mystery chick is still really fluffy fuzzy, and seem sto just hav ewing feathers and a very very short tail, and still looks like a chipmunk. sure is cute though.
     
  5. Nikki816

    Nikki816 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are 8 days old now and they have wing feathers and are starting to get butt and shoulder feathers, but they are all pullets. it could be a rooster, i think they are slower to feather, but if it's not a brahma it could be a cochin, they have feathered feet too.
     
  6. Nikki816

    Nikki816 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dark brahma roos have black body feathers and white heads, the pullets have laced feathers
     
  7. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to get a picture of it. It is funny looking. kind of grey/brown fuzz all over except the wings. they are black and white spotted kind of like my baby SLW pullets, but the spots are smaller
     
  8. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still haven't managed to get a photo of my "mystery" chick.... but IT still isn't getting very many feathers and my SLW are pretty much feathered out. It's head looks like my SLW- black and white, it's back is still fluffy with some bare spots on it's "shoulder blades" very short tail feathers, wings have some dark brown and black markings and has greyish brown feathered feet. It looks like it will have a pea comb, and that is flat with very little pink. Ugliest chicken I have ever seen. No wonder it was free... and it sure is a mystery to me! Friendly though.... any thoughts?
     

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