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Light Brahma bantam males maybe?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SunHwaKwon, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Someone not far from me was selling chicks that were a feather footed bantam assortment from ideal. I was happy to find two buff Brahma Bantams, which were in my wish list. One is in this picture, along with a golden penciled Hamburg pullet and two white chicks I thought were light Brahma Bantams but a lot of the pictures I see don't look like them. They looked exactly like the buffs but white instead of buff so I assumed that's what they are. They are feathering SUPER slow, too, for some reason, and I'm wondering if that's an indication of them being male. They were all hatched July 19, so they're about 2 1/2 weeks old.

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    All Brahmas feather slow. Brahmas aren't sexable until 10-12 weeks typically.
     
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh well that's good to know! Still, the assumed buff ones are feathering at the same rate as everyone else. But... Hatchery genetics... What can you do. Lol
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    they sure are big chicks
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    No kidding. They're growing very fast. I hatched some d'Uccles on Tuesday that are so tiny in comparison.
     
  6. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting a boyish vibe from them. I want to say my dark brahma hen had more feathers than they did at that age. The most certain way is to let them grow some more.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    I agree
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Wing feathers have come in a little more... and they're curling! Sheesh.

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    Here is the same aged buff, along with two two-week-old d'Uccles.

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  9. SIERRAS MOM

    SIERRAS MOM Out Of The Brooder

    Don't see any feathers on their feet??? If no feathers on legs next guess would be Columbia Wyandote chicks. And standard size whatever they are for sure...Columbian Wyandotes get HUGE!!!!!
     
  10. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    They have feathered legs. Those aren't really growing either (still baby tufts). They were part of a feather legged bantam assortment from Ideal so the only option from the breeds they carry is light brahma bantam. They are the same size as the bantam Ameracauna chicks hatched at the same time (that I hatched myself so I know 100% they are bantam). They look big because they are next to d'Uccles half their age and d'Uccles are a smaller bird.
     
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