Does Leroy Brown have a brother or a sister?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pixiechic, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. pixiechic

    pixiechic Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    North GA
    Leroy Brown is our Alpha male. He was the first to crow and the first to try to mount a hen, both at the ripe old age of nine weeks. We know he's a boy.

    Our other buff orp, aka Leroy's Brother Or Sister, we're not so sure about. It looks a lot like Leroy, but is slightly smaller and has a pinker comb. It hasn't crowed yet, but its legs are every bit as thick (if not thicker) than Leroy's. The physical differences between them are not nearly as distinct as they are, say, with the Barred Rocks or RI Reds. In terms of behavior, I haven't seen LBOS go after any of the girls yet, but it did get a little assertive with me one day.

    Here they are at 18 weeks - first Leroy Brown, then 2 pics of LBOS. What do you think - pullet or late-bloomer?


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  2. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    From those pics, I'd say brother too.
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Brother. My two boys are both brahmas, same age - 21 weeks. My alpha developed earlier, crowed earlier, started mating the hens earlier. His brother is just now starting to look like a real roo, only crows when the alpha is somewhere else, and only sneaks in a mating attempt when he thinks he can get away with it.
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Quote:Sounds like my Polish brothers, LOL. So now the lag behind brother, Ugly Eddy, roosts with the youngsters at night, what a sight! Surrogate mom.
  6. pixiechic

    pixiechic Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    North GA
    Wow - sounds like it's unanimous! Leroy's Brother is just a bit behind the rest of the boys then?
  7. Badhbh

    Badhbh Songster

    Nov 16, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    Brother, definately. That tail is starting to go up and the neck feathers are looking very roo-ish.
    It makes me sad though- they look EXACTLY like Truman and Eisenhower, my BO boys that are now gone.
  8. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    I don't know what I'm talking about, and even I can see that that's a rooster!
  9. pixiechic

    pixiechic Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    North GA
    Just wanted to let you know that you were all right -- Leroy Brown does indeed have a brother. This morning we heard him crow for the first time. It was a pretty pathetic crow, but he's definitely not a girl!

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