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Light Brahma cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nemesis3, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Nemesis3

    Nemesis3 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are 9 weeks old and we got them at around 5 weeks. The sellers assured us they were pullets but I am starting to notice bumps on the back of their legs. This makes me think they are starting to grow spurs. We are not able to keep roo's where we live so this would be a shame if so. Thanks for your help.
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  2. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets to me. Both male and female chicks have 'bumps' where spurs should go. The male's just get bigger with age and the hens' s stay small, usually. I have, however, had a proven, laying hen with spurs that rivaled the rooster's before!
     
  3. Nemesis3

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    That is great news! They are very sweet and it would be a shame to have to re-home or ...... I don't even want to say it! I did not know that about hens and the spur development. Thanks for the advise!
     
  4. Brandi Leigh

    Brandi Leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it is a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  5. Nemesis3

    Nemesis3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! How do your Leghorns do there in upper Michigan?
     
  6. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say pullets. Cockerels are usually more pronounced in comb development by now.
     
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  7. critterwhisper

    critterwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say pullets also from what i am learning is the comb size.beautifull birds!! I have 2 light brahmas they are so sweet:)
     
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