Light Brahma confused about gender? 9 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by serenityNH, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!

    My Light Brahma's are going to be 9 weeks old in a couple of days and I am so confused about their gender. Our LB Tulip has feathered in super slow compared to her/his sister making me think Tulip was a roo? But now I am not so sure because he/she is not getting a red comb or wattles? They are hatchery stock so they are really dark for LB [​IMG] but still beautiful to me!
    So what do you think I have??

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    Thanks!!
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think they both look like pullets. [​IMG]
     
  3. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would love that!

    What about the super slow feathering on Tulip though? Isn't that a roo trait?
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've heard that said, but in my experience, some pullets will feather slow as well. My Iris (love the name coincidence) is an EE, and for the longest time I thought that she was a cockerel because she feathered at the same rate as the 4 cockerels that I did have. But she ended up being a pullet. My othe EE pullet, Penelope, feathered very fast - had her tail in at only a few days, while little Iris is sitting there withno tail feathers coming in! So sometimes it's true, sometimes it's not. In your case, I'd say it's not. I look at your birds' age, feathers, and combs, and they both look like pullets. [​IMG]
     
  5. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your (beautiful) birds look nothing like my Light Brahmas, so I'm confused...
     
  6. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I'm pretty confused too but what's new [​IMG]

    ......apparently the dark coloring is normal with LB from MPC- so I've heard?
     
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  7. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else want to weigh in??
     
  8. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking two pullets, Tulip is definitely a pullet!
     
  9. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Tulip is a definate pullet, no doubt in my mind. Iris has me a little worried only because of her comb size. It is a little hard to see from here. Could you maybe get a better picture of her comb? All chickens develop at their own rate so I wouldn't worry too much about Tulip feathering out slower. You have VERY pretty birds there. But they don't look much like the typical light brahma. But I can't get over how beautiful your birds are! [​IMG]
     
  10. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    Tulip is a definate pullet, no doubt in my mind. Iris has me a little worried only because of her comb size. It is a little hard to see from here. Could you maybe get a better picture of her comb? All chickens develop at their own rate so I wouldn't worry too much about Tulip feathering out slower. You have VERY pretty birds there. But they don't look much like the typical light brahma. But I can't get over how beautiful your birds are! [​IMG]

    It's so funny, I was really thinking Tulip was a 'he' and I was so sure Iris was a definite 'she', show's how much I know [​IMG] glad I asked!! We are planning to process our roo's so I have been keeping my emotions in check with Tulip because I really thought she/he was going to be dinner and I've been loving Iris up- ugh! I certainly hope now that they are both pullets, I don't think I could put Iris on the dinner table now [​IMG]

    Here are some hopefully better pics of Iris's comb, thanks for the input, I really appreciate it [​IMG]

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