Light Brahma Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunshine0235, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have asked twice before on this chicken. Her/His name is Shiro, which means white in Japanese. The first response I got was he was a roo, then Shiro was thought to be a hen, but now Shiro has grown in some new feather that I think are saddle feather and they are pointed, they started devoloping a couple of days ago and are starting to hang off the side, but some are still a little too short to hang. They look different from my 4 other chickens that are 100% hens. Shiro has very thick legs, he is 15 weeks and still does not have all of his feather in, where as the other all had their feather by 6 weeks. Shiro is about a third bigger then the other which include a 16 week Buff Orpington, a 16 week Partridge Rock, a 15 week Rhode Island Red, and a 14 week Easter Egger. Shiro picks on the Rhode Island and the Partridge Rock a lot. This is my first time having chickens and Shiro is confusing me so much as to if its a roo or pullet.

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    That's him giving the camera the bug eye.

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    Its hard to get pictures of the white saddle feathers so I had to hold him and put my hand underneath the feathers to get a good outline of them.

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    Thanks so much.
     
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo to me....
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Boy have you got a boy.
     
  5. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He hasn't crowed yet then, I have beent playing recordings of rooster crowing, trying to entice him to crow. Are there just some roosters that won't crow, or when can I expect him to crow.
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Brahmas are a late maturing breed. [​IMG]
     
  7. markofthebee33

    markofthebee33 Out Of The Brooder

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    He or she that is one pretty looking bird!!!
     
  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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