Help sex my banty buff brahmas! HEAD SHOTS ADDED

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lceh, May 19, 2009.

  1. lceh

    lceh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 bantam buff brahmas who are now 5 weeks old. I have 2 obvious roos -- big red combs; one who I'm pretty sure is a hen; and 2 mysteries. Is it typical for hens to have some pink in their combs at this age? My 2 mysteries definitely don't have the size or the redness of the obvious boys, but they do have some pink in the upper parts of their combs. Their combs are narrower, though. I had trouble getting pics of everyone, but here's what I do have:

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    Obvious roo

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    Roo on right, ?? on left (some pink in comb)

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    Group shot! "Obvious" roo top right; any guesses on the others? (Far left is my MF D'uccle hen, not a brahma)
     
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  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I would guess the 3 in the front to be roos and the two in the back to be pullets. I have only ever had 1 and it turned out to be a roo, go figure.
     
  3. lceh

    lceh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of the 2 in back, the one farthest to the left is actually my MF D'uccle hen.... I keep doing the same thing, mistaking her for a Brahma and getting excited at her obvious hen-ness!

    In the center of the photo in the back is the one I'm pretty sure is a girl.

    Are the others all boys?
     
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  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Oops, I looked too quick and didnt even notice the beard on her lol.

    Hope you have a couple girls. A couple of them look like they have too much red already to be girls, but it was hard to tell with mine.
     
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  5. lceh

    lceh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some head shots.

    Here are 2 shots of the one I'm pretty sure is a girl:

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    Here's one I know is a boy:

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    And here's one of my ????s, some pink in comb and wattles:

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    Are there any markings that will help sex buff brahmas?
     
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