Gender of Light Brahmas??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kindir, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. kindir

    kindir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this isn't the greatest picture, but it's what I could get as of last night. They were having fun snacking on leftover brussel sprout plants [​IMG]

    Any ideas as to the gender of my light brahmas? They all look like roos to me except MAYBE the one on the right front, but I'm not positive and before I take them off to auction I'd like to know if any may be hens!!!

    Thanks!

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Fixed the pic for you.

    As for gender, I would need a clearer picture where I can see the combs and the bodies.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm seeing some saddle feathers on the 2 in back. So those would be roosters. How old are they? The one in front may be a pullet, but those legs look pretty thick.
     
  4. kindir

    kindir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for fixing the picture!

    The one in the back is the oldest, he is about 6 months old and a rooster for sure. The other two are the same age - about 5 months old. The part that is deceiving is that even the oldest isn't crowing yet - I have a large bantam (or small LF, whichever!!) rooster who is "alpha roo" in there so not sure if that's why, but they all get along so far since they grew up together. Plus it's a large coop with about 12 hens in there, so plenty of room to stay apart.

    Regardless, if they are roos they will have to go... I already have too many! :-(
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Brahmas are supposed to have thick legs.

    Edit: Since the two up front are younger, I'd say both cockerels.
     
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  6. midd2005

    midd2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    approximately at what age do light brahma cockerels start to develop/grow...
    1) saddle feathers?
    2) pea combs?
     

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