Dark brahma gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by firstfeathers15, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. firstfeathers15

    firstfeathers15 New Egg

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    I probably should be able to tell on my own, but this is my first time with chickens. I ordered my chicks this summer, and I got a free chick that we determined was a dark Brahma. We assumed it would be male since most of the "free exotic" ones are, but at 19 weeks I was expecting it's comb and waddles to be more pronounced like my black giant's. [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Dark Brahma pullets lack the large dark patches that your bird has.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The dark Brahma is a cockerel, and pretty sure the black bird is also.
     
  6. firstfeathers15

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    Why wouldn't it have it's comb developed, yet?
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The dark Brahma and black bird are cockerels. Brahmas have a small type of comb known as a pea comb which never becomes very large.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    X2 on BantamLover21's post.
     
  9. firstfeathers15

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    Ok, that makes sense. Thanks!
     

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