Lemon Pyle Brahma sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by macgro7, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. macgro7

    macgro7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi I bought two lemon pyle brahmas this Tuesday (btw I read on here yeasterday that you don't have that colour of brahma in the US). I chose ones with the smallest crest, but I'm still not sure about their gender.
    I'm not sure about their age. I assume about two months, but its only a guess. They are about the size (or slightly bigger) than my silkie hens.
    Can you have a look and tell me what you think?
    Tha smaller one:
    The bigger one (it's got some tail feathers missing, as you can see):
  2. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    if they are two mnths, then i say both pullets
  3. macgro7

    macgro7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope so... otherwise they will not be able to stay here [​IMG]

    2 months is only my assumption based on their size. Beeing naturally large breed they might be younger.

    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013
  4. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    they combs are too small for roosters of 2 mnths, and also i dont see pointed hackle feathers or saddle feathers.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I hope they turn out to be girls. In many areas of this country, rooster's aren't allowed either. Many are looking for homes - it's sad!
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I think the first one looks male. I think I'm seeing three rows on the pea comb, which means male. I also think I can see darker shading on the wing, another male characteristic.

    would need a good comb shot for the second bird.
  7. macgro7

    macgro7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The comb picture is actually from the second one.
    They both have three rows on the comb :-(
  8. macgro7

    macgro7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I live in a terraced city house :-/

    Theoretically you're allowed to have a cock in English city, and no one can do anything to you if you have one... as long as he doesn't make noise at night (between 10pm and 6am I think).
    Which means in practice you cannot have a cockerell in any urban or suburban garden :-(

    I had one only for a week. Fantastic alarm clock! Unfortunatelly most of our neighbours hated being woken up at 4-5 am.

    This is the reason why I can't keep these two lovely brahmas if they are boys.

    Could someone show me clear photos of brahma cockerels and pullets of various ages? I found some pics in these threads:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287181/sexing-the-brahma-breed-standard-size-light-brahma (these pics are a bit better)

    But I think my brahmas are older than those on the pics. I have no idea how old they are as I bought them on auction at the livestock market.
    Shall I post some pics while I handle them so you have an idea how big they are? that way you can determine their age, hopefully. I never had brahmas before and I know they grow a lot faster and bigger than my other chickens which I had since chicks - Ko Shamo, which started crowing at around 4 months (last week), while being size of 2 weeks old broiler hahaha

    I really hope those yellow brahmas are females. They're too nice to be eaten [​IMG]
  9. Woob Woob Woob

    Woob Woob Woob Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 12, 2015
    Any updated photos?
  10. macgro7

    macgro7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry... I sold them...

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