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Dark Brahma Sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Burgs, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Burgs

    Burgs Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is my 2 and a 1/2 week old Dark Brahma chick! What sex do you guys think it is? It does have speckled feathers and it has pretty much no comb to speak off practically flat!! Lol

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Way too young. By about 6 weeks old, a cockerel will have mostly solid black feathers on the chest and white patches on the shoulders. A pullet should have an all over, even pattern.
     
  3. Michael OShay

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    Your chick is too young to sex at this time, particularly since Brahmas are a slower maturing breed anyway. I would suggest re-posting its pic in a couple months. By then its gender should be pretty obvious.
     
  4. Burgs

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    Oh really??? Everything I've read regarding Dark Brahma chicks suggests that you can tell fairly early on what gender it is likley to be?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Dark Brahmas are easier to sex than lights or buffs because the male and female feathering is so different. Brahmas can be slow to mature, but the feathering will be different early on for Darks. Females have lacing and penciling pattern all over. Males have solid or mostly black chests and white shoulders.
     
  6. jfmommyof5

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    I'm wondering the same with mine. Southern States where I got them from said they should all be pullets but here's what I have! [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  7. junebuggena

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    Too young yet. Once the chest start feathering, you should be able to see if the feathers are solid black (male) or penciled (female).
     
  8. jfmommyof5

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    Ok, thank you! Didn't realize the other brahma pic didn't upload but here is the other one. [​IMG]
     
  9. Burgs

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    My Brahma was a Hen and TBH as soon as the feathers started to grow on the wings and feet and they were speckled I was almost certain it was going to be a Hen
     

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