Is this Barney or Neive?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FeatheredFriends2018, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. FeatheredFriends2018

    FeatheredFriends2018 Chirping

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    B1732767-0594-4855-AF46-D4957D1FB4A8.jpeg So this is Barney, or at least that’s what we call him. He’s a Brahma.
    My husband sexed him at a day old but as he’s gotten bigger we’ve changed our minds more times than you can possibly imagine.
    He’s 4.5 months old.
    Can someone please try and confirm we’re right in thinking he’s a cockerel.
     

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  2. ChickenCowboy02

    ChickenCowboy02 Predator Slayer

    Judging by the sickle and hackle feathers, that is a Cockerel.
     
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  3. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Songster

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    Those hackle feathers tell me cockerel for sure.
     
  4. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    He's a mix, I've never seen a brahma with his colors. I see male saddle feathers coming in, for all that his face doesn't appear to be that red and his wattles don't seem to be developing.
     
  5. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    I see saddle and hackle feathers coming in and he has the feather coloring of a cockerel.

    Here’s two photos of my brahmas showing the saddle feather differences between pullet and cockerel
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  6. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Chirping

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    Looks like a pullet since there is hardly any comb/wattle development for 4 1/2 months
     
  7. FeatheredFriends2018

    FeatheredFriends2018 Chirping

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    54F25F5F-C44A-4AAB-9F1B-B52C03C38A91.jpeg His dad is an Isabella and mum is pure black.
    Thanks guys, that helps, I’m still learning, only had chickens about 9 months.
     
  8. FeatheredFriends2018

    FeatheredFriends2018 Chirping

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    They are both brahmas though, he’s not a cross breed just crossed colours
     
  9. timewaster

    timewaster In the Brooder

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    this was great information. I always thought I had to wait to see if the chicken crowed or laid a egg, to figure out the sex. Thanks
     
  10. imnukensc

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    Pullet
     

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