Light Brahma: Both Boys??? Tell me it isn't so! *pic heavy*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ERnoleGuy, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. ERnoleGuy

    ERnoleGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two light brahmas. They have very different personalities. I got them at the same time from the same St. Run bin in the feed store. From day 1, one of them feathered out twice as fast as the other one. So I think that one is a pullet. The other one was very slow to feather out, and now at 11 wks, STILL doesn't have all its feathers. Also, his wattles seem to have appeared almost overnight. And are a darker red than the other ones. My fully feathered one is really sweet. Lets me handle her, isn't crazy at all. But my little "T-Rex" is crazy. He is displaying what I think is very 'roo' like behavior in the past 2 weeks. What do you all think?

    Important to note that 'T-Rex' while looking smaller than the fully feathered 'Oreo', he? weights about twice as much it feels like.

    I have a Full Album of Pictures , some of them at a younger age.

    Some selected pictures of them now at 11 or 13 wks or so.

    The first set, up to the "side by side" pic is the one I am calling T-Rex and assuming a roo.

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    Side By Side

    From here down are the pics of "Oreo", who I hope is a pullet, but I fear is a roo too.

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  2. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All Roos [​IMG]
     
  3. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

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    Both roosters I believe. [​IMG]
    But you never know, I could be wrong.
     
  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I'm no expert, but I have a light brahma the same age as yours - he just confirmed that he is a cockerel by attempting to crow last week (at 11 weeks of age).

    Mine feathered out just as quickly as all my other pullets (not LBs).
    Here he is at 7 weeks (2 pics):

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  5. ERnoleGuy

    ERnoleGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for replying with pics. That certainly helps. Just what I feared however. I just hope they stay mostly nice, and don't bother the neighbors. I am not against keeping the roos at all, just as long as they can follow the rules. LOL.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I believe cockerels. All my Light Brahma roosters have been well behaved.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Both cockerels, sorry. And my brahma boys (white, buff and dark) were the very last to feather out.
     
  8. ERnoleGuy

    ERnoleGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even though the one feathered out nearly 5 weeks before the other one? And even though they are completely different weights?
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:It's possible that Oreo is a pullet. I had one pullet that had more comb and wattles at that age and she is definitely a hen. Possible, but not probable. [​IMG]
     
  10. muzzles&nuzzles

    muzzles&nuzzles Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought the first one was a pullet? I don't raise these though. Why does everyone say both cockerals? Just curious.
     

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