Dark Brahma hen or rooster?

Morgan951

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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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akcountrygrrl

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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.
 

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
 

BlueCamas

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Cockerel all the way
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donrae

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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.
 

Countrypunk92

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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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