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HELP with young birds gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elizabethjg, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This light brahma "Fancy" was bought at the feed store as a three day old chick. She has looked like a pullet for her entire life, and she's 3 months old. I feel like these pointed tail feathers appeared out of no where! Girl or boy?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    It's hard to tell, I can't see any shiny feathers on him/her. If it's a boy you would see shiny feathers on the neck and tail, if you don't see any yet keep a look out for the next month, if there is none by then and its comb and waddles get no bigger it should be a female.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    With that amount of comb development, it's a cockerel. Brahmas are very slow to mature. It takes a while for the male specific feathering to show up.
     
  5. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer


    Actually I wouldn't determine that just yet, I had a light brahma and it developed a red comb like that early too, but it turned out to be a girl.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it is a cockerel.
     

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