Dark Brahma hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Morgan951, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Morgan951

    Morgan951 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 6 assorted chicks about 5 months ago. This is my only Brahma. i was under the impression this was a she but i saw some pictures of dark brahmas and "she" looked a lot like the he pictures! it was raining when i got these pictures.
     
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  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo. Dark Brahma roos are a different coloration from the hens. Hens are pretty much partridge marked with very even coloration and no white/silver. Plus you can see his slender pointy saddle and hackle feathers.
     
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  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ditto.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, you have a cockerel.
     
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    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Morgan951

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    is there a reason why he wouldnt be "cock a doodle-doing" yet? I havent heard him do it at all. He was born in May
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel all the way [​IMG]
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Rooster!
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Brahmas can be pretty slow to mature. I've seen folks here who have birds 8-9 months who aren't crowing yet, but are all boy.
     
  10. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just depends on the rooster. Or the breed. Brahmas mature slower then a lot of breeds, but Ive had roos crow at 2 days old to 10 months. If there is another roo or hen above him in the pecking order, might be a reason why he isnt crowing.
     
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