Lazy or obese cockerel?

Diveks

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Im not sure if this cockerel is lazy, obese, or has some kind of condition. He is a brahma cockerel so he is a big breed. But i have realized he is a bit rounder than my other brahmas (they are pullets though).

I have felt that he sits down an awful lot. He would pant a lot too even if he is under a roof and its pretty chilly. Im guessing he is panting because he is tired not hot. He has been doing this since he was a young chick, maybe a month old? He was always sitting down while the other chicks were running around.

Im hoping to breed him next year as he is a friendly and caring cockerel. But if he does have some kind of issue i might not.. i may be overthinking this but just making sure he is okay.

Heres some pics of him laying down and compared to the others: (the brahma hen in the pic is a month older than him)
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(Hes the black and white one)
 

Diveks

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Diveks

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He's definitely a cockerel and definitely a Brahma.

That is so strange about his size. I mean he has certainly shown CX type growth. Check his keel and tell me what he scores on this chart.
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Think when he was two months old 4 but now i think a bit more than 3. The keel is not sticking out but his muscle is not over the keel either.

But he is really heavy. Not sure his exact weight but when i picked him up he is heavy. And he is only around 3 months old!
 

Isadora

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Is there a possibility that you can weigh him? I'm sure we can all agree that his constant laying down is abnormal. I'm curious to know what exactly he weighs.
 

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