Help with Light Brahma

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewbieChickster, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. NewbieChickster

    NewbieChickster Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help. We bought 6 chickens that were suppose to be all hens. (insert laugh here) 4 Delaware, a Light Brahma, and a Sliver Wyandotte. Now... The one Delaware turned out to be a Rooster and I know this because he crows. Boy does he crow. He also does this thing where he exerts his dominance/ trying to mate by biting the backs of the hens necks. Oh and I have a Red Ranger Hen from a previous nightmare that went horribly wrong (but that's another story). So anyhow, my Light Brahma is huge. Gigantic compared to the others. So of course he/she thinks it runs the coop even though the rooster thinks he does.

    So Fuzzy Feet (the Light Brahma) has never crowed but today I saw her bite the back of one of the other chickens necks. It might have even been Frederick (the rooster). I can't find definitive photo proof online whether or not my hen should or shouldn't have a cone and waddle. I know some breeds of hens do. My boy's friend's mom has chickens laying eggs that I would swear by looking at them were roosters. So.... Here is a picture of Fuzzy Feet. Take your best educated guess.


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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old?
     
  3. NewbieChickster

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    We got them May 7th and I think they were about a week old, which would make them around 4 months old.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a cockerel.
     
  5. NewbieChickster

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    It has the exact same coloring as what someone online is calling a Columbian Wyandotte. Just without the feet feathers. Any chance it is a mix breed?
     
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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Both birds pictured are male.
     
  7. NewbieChickster

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    So why after all this time has it not tried to vocalize. With my last batch, I ended up with 5 roosters and when one started crowing, they all did. When Frederick started a month ago, Fuzzy Feet hasn't even tried to make a sound. The Red Ranger hen even makes noises, but the Light Brahma doesn't hardly speak at all.
     
  8. NewbieChickster

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    This is the picture of Lola. The ladies "Columbian Wyandotte". Looks exactly like Fuzzy Feet.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brahmas are a very slow maturing breed. That is why he hasn't crowed yet. They don't fully mature till they are nearly a year old, older in show stock. That's not to say he won't crow till he's a year old, but it will be later than other breeds such as you Delaware. Brahmas are typically a very quiet breed as well. I raise Brahmas in 6 different colors so you would think there would be a lot of crowing, but the Brahma pens are the quietest ones.

    Light Brahmas and Columbian Wyandottes do look very similar because they are the same color pattern "Columbian". Brahmas are pea combed and feather legged where as Wyandottes are rose combed and clean legged. Brahmas are heavier and taller built than Wyandottes as well.
     
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The reason is that this coloring is called "Columbian" and can be found in many breeds. Wyandottes have rose combs while Brahmas have pea combs, as well as feathered feet, tiny wattles and a "beetle brow", meaning there is extra bone in the skull over the eyes, making them appear almost hooded. They are a much larger bird than a Wyandotte.

    Your Lt Brahma has Columbian color pattern. A Buff Brahma also has a Columbian pattern but in a buff color (Buff Columbian) like my 10 yr old Caroline here:

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