Dark Brahma: Roos or Pullets? Pic heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JerseyHen, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, these are supposed to be dark brahmas (not entirely convinced.. maybe just poor coloring), 9 weeks old yesterday. Second, they are supposed to be pullets. I have 4. I think 3 are Roos. See what you think. None have crowed yet, all have shanks similar in size (including my buff and lgt brahmas that are the same age and I am certain are pullets).


    First the one I am almost certain is a Roo because he feathered really late (still not feathered on back) and pinked up at week 6:
    Leroy:
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    Leroy:
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    Leroy:
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    The second I thought was a pullet until last week when the comb started to fill out and turn pink:
    Velmer:
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    Velmer:
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    The third one I still don't know about, but I am leaning toward Roo:
    Henry or Henrietta?:
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    Henry or Henrietta?:
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    Henry or Henrietta? (pardon the TSC bag...):
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    This one I am certain is a girl, please tell me I have at least one pullet...
    Lucy:
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    Lucy:
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  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Lucky is your only pullet. Dark Brahmas can easily be feather sexed. All pullets have the silver penciled color.
     
  3. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I thought... [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Yup.
     
  5. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    yup you've got only one girl in the bunch - Lucy.
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lucy is one pretty girl! sorry you have so many boys [​IMG]
     
  7. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like I will be looking for a home for at least 2 of these guys. They are very sweet so far, so I don't think I want to eat them [​IMG] If I knew they were male, I wouldn't have gotten attached. I hope at least one of them turns out to be a nice roo, if such a thing really exists.
     

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