Light Brahma, Gender Question Answered

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ILoveJoe, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of my three 11 week old Light Brahmas one turned out to be a solid white chicken and a rooster at that and NOW I am afraid of the other two is also a rooster!!

    Does Peg look like a roo to you all? I see pointy neck feathers and a tail that is very slow to develop.

    Kay (left) and Peg (right):

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    Dougie (still hoping this is a girl):

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  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like two girls to me! [​IMG] Need a full body shot of Dougie to even guess gender. [​IMG]
     
  3. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I have Light Brahmas but I've been away for 3 weeks so my memory may be a little hazy.

    I think Peg is a girl. When mine started developing their combs the combs on the males were more developed. Much fuller and more developed on the the sides.

    It looks like Dougie might be getting some hackles.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Kay and Peg are girls, pretty ones at that. Dougie is a handsome little rooster.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Isn't the pattern on the feathers of both male and female supposed to be pointy(black part). It is just the end of the feather, which can be hard to tell, wether that is pointy or not. Just put one feather in your hand and look at the very end of it. It is light colored, so you must look closely.
     
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I agree... two VERY nice looking girls and a boy, though I'd like to see a full-body shot of Dougie, too. The brahma hens DO have somewhat pointy hacklefeathers, too, making it difficult to tell the sex for a while. I mostly look at the body shape and the comb/wattles.
     
  7. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So everyone thinks Peg is a girl?
    That is a relief.

    Here is Dougie side views.

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    Trying to get a decent picture of the back:

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    Notice the comb style is different from Peg and Kay. I thought MAYBE this was a cochin, but the hatchery tells me it is a LB, that sometimes the combs are straight, very rarely. But as another forum member pointed out ...why all white?

    A mystery.
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Kay is a rooster, and Peg is a girl.
     
  9. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHAT? That throws a wrench in the works, what makes you determine Kay, not Peg is the rooster?
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    WHAT? That throws a wrench in the works, what makes you determine Kay, not Peg is the rooster?

    Kay looks a little larger, and he has a tail like a rooster. Where Peg has a body like a hen. Everything about peg is hennish, and everything about kay is roosterish.
     

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