Is my Light Brahma a roo????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sally4500, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. sally4500

    sally4500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about the difference between hens and roos at 6-7 weeks, but this chicken looks a little different than the others. The comb is not red, but the feathers are not the same and the tail stands up straight sometimes. I really don't want a roo, but if Charlotte is really Charlie, we will keep him anyway. But PLEASE say hen!!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Nope, I think it's a hen.
     
  3. spatino

    spatino Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks totally different than my Light Brahma hen Nelly. I'd question it too. Heres a pic of Nellys coloring & backside at least.

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  4. sally4500

    sally4500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nelly looks alot whiter from the back. Wonder if thats a traight. Maybe someone else will chime in. Thanks.
     
  5. cterbizan

    cterbizan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree it is a hen. I don't know about the coloring but I think it will whiten out as it gets older but I also have a LB Pullet that has a gray head rather than white like my other pullet and roo but she is pretty
     
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  6. spatino

    spatino Out Of The Brooder

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    Nelly is 9-10 weeks and has been that light since she feathered out. Maybe your isn't a Light B. I'd suspect a mix, a roo or even a lace Brahma or Blue Columbian Brahma. But don't take my word for it, I'm new. But thats a lot of dark, for a light.
     
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  7. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she's definitely a hen. Good luck!
     
  8. sally4500

    sally4500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sooooooo happy everyone thinks she is a hen!! I agree she has alot more dark than white; she came from McMurrays, but the feed store had alot of chicks in the incubator that day. Maybe she got mixed up. Notice I am using the "SHE"??
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to rain on your parade, but I think you have a roo. The tail feathers are starting to curve and the comb is already pink.
     
  10. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also think is a roo. And he will get lighter as he gets older. Some just start out darker than others.
     

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