I think she's a cockerel :(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skwirlb8, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. skwirlb8

    skwirlb8 New Egg

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    We ordered 4 female Brahma's (2 light, 2 buff) from MPC 13 weeks ago....I'm pretty sure my son's favorite pullet is a cockerel :(

    It's the tail feather that has me questioning more than anything...I really don't think s/he is any more red than the others, and is by far the friendliest. I am pretty confident in saying that I have a certain amount of willful cognitive dissonance that he could be a girl because we like that one so much.

    Thoughts?

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  2. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote pullet.
     
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  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Brahmas can be slow to mature, so it is hard to say. For now, I think pullet. Curved tail feathers are common for male and female juveniles; she is just molting, and it should fall out. Post pictures in a couple weeks to confirm. [​IMG]
     
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  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    And welcome to BYC!
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think pullet also and hope that tail feather will molt out - does it count if you pull that feather out? lol
     
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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Juveniles usually molt their tails between 12 and 15 weeks old. That molt can do some strange things to pullet tails. Don't worry. One funky tail feather is not definitive. You have a pullet.
     
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  7. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with everyone else. Definitely a pullet. Even though Brahmas can be slow to mature, I would think that by 13 or 14 weeks, she would have a much redder and definitely bigger, comb and I see no wattles. Also see no saddle, hackle, or neck feathers, etc. (Female coloring). Definitely female.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullet.
     
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  9. skwirlb8

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    Phew...big sigh of relief! Thanks ya'll...with how sweet she is, it would have been a heck of a kick in the keister to find out otherwise ;)
     

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