EE/Buff Brahma X roo? Slow maturing? Wattles/Crowing **Pics**

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by averytds, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    KS
    I have 3 almost 14wk old EE/Buff Brahma X's that I'm on roo watch for. EE mom, BB dad. I have scoured pics from both breeds, but it hasn't helped make a determination.

    I know the BBs are slow growers and wonder if this will affect how soon I can tell the difference. Just what all is slower?

    No crowing so far, but I have no older roos for them to go by. They all still peep/chirp.

    All have long tail feathers, but the tail feathers on a lot of the feathersite pics of EE are long in both sexes. So that doesn't help.

    None of them have wattles yet. Are BBs slower to develop theirs? Do all EE and BB roos get them?

    Comb wise, I think 2 pea combs. The comb on the third doesn't fit any of the types as near as I can tell.

    On the BBs I get the slower to mature in that more like 6-8mnths for an egg vs 4-6mnths on other breeds, but what else is affected? Do all roos have wattles? Should I see some hanging by now?

    Thanks for any info.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Pictures help...
     
  3. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    KS
    I know, but I can't figure out how to get closeups. Everything then gets blurry. I heard there is a setting for really closeups, but not sure which it is.

    Wondered mostly about what all "slow to mature" covered.
     
  4. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    KS
    HTH I'll try to get better ones after batteries recharge.

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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    From those pictures, I'd say the darker one is male and the other one female, but all guesses subject to change, LOL. BEAUTIFUL birds! I love the one in the last two pictures! Or are those two look-alikes?
     
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  6. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    KS
    Those are two different ones. LOL they look the same to me too unless I'm looking for awhile.

    I think the black is a roo too, but no wattles or crowing yet. If he's not too loud, we'd like to keep him as he's a sweetheart, but we may have another roo and he would have to move coops. The other coop has mean older girls and right now he's not of a size to protect himself.

    Wondered how the slow growing thing would prolong the move.
     

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