Light Brahma-6 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MimiBlue, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. MimiBlue

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    I picked up 8 pullets today, all varying breeds. The light brahma looks a bit younger than the others and we are concerned she may be a he. Can you all take a look? She is supposed to be about 6 weeks old. Thanks. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. MimiBlue

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    Not sure why my other pics didn't show. :)

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  3. MimiBlue

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  5. MimiBlue

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    I'm really hoping she is a pullet...I live in town and definitely can't have a cockerel. :(
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Brahmas are a slower maturing breed - so showing that much pink in the comb and wattles at this early age is not encouraging at all -- looking like a cockerel.
     
  7. MimiBlue

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    That's what I'm afraid of...I've only had her a few hours and noticed the pink crest and sent a message to the poultry place we got her from...they don't accept birds back into their facility. :( I will wait for the crowing to start but hope I can find her/him a good home. :) This is our very first flock and we love them already!!!
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

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    Unfortunately, due to bio-security concerns, that is common practice for most places. Waiting, unfortunately, will only increase your bond with the bird and decrease the time you have to place him - placing cockerels can be challenging.
     
  9. MimiBlue

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    Yeah, I'm going to feel out some of my chicken owning friends who live outside of town. I don't want the kids to get too attached just to send him off to be dinner somewhere. What age will he start crowing?
     
  10. MimiBlue

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    I sent the pics to the place I got her and they say she's a pullet...I'm going to hold out some hope. :) It's my first flock, so I know nothing. I did find a couple online pics of brahma pullets with the little wattle like she has. :) We'll see....
     

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