Light Brahma Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gotchooks?, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. gotchooks?

    gotchooks? Out Of The Brooder

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    Just want to make sure this big young fella is a fella.
    19 weeks
    Wattles started growing about a week ago
    Started getting a redder comb about a week ago
    Does not crow
    Very tame and steers totally clear of the big girls
    I think I see saddle feathers and sickle shaped feathers around the neck, but it's hard to tell with "his" coloring...feathers are roundish tipped but black markings come to a point [​IMG]

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    GAH!!!! Can someone who knows a thing or two about light Brahmas help me?

    The breeder I got "him" from has tall hens that look similar, so I'm a little confused.

    TIA
    Jenn
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, he has saddle feathers, Rooster.
     
  3. gotchooks?

    gotchooks? Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, just wanted to be sure before I re-homed him...

    WHY OH WHY do all my favorites end up being roosters???

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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Your boy isn't a pure Brahma, though. He has tail barring. Lt Brahmas have black tails, solid, not barred.
     
  5. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a rooster, but not pure Light Brahma. His feathers have barring.
     
  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With that group of hens he would father some beautiful chicks.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, Tom and I posted the exact same thing at the same time, LOL. What barred birds does the breeder have? Barred Rocks? Delawares?
     
  8. gotchooks?

    gotchooks? Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure...but that's good to know. I have to re-home him and I don't want to pass him on as the real deal if he's not. he is the nicest bird too.
    Thanks!
     

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