Light Brahma, Mabel. Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yogashmoga, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. yogashmoga

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    http://s1019.photobucket.com/user/yogashmoga4/media/IMG_3730.mp4.html

    Hopefully my video posts...

    The chick in question is just over 8 weeks. Her temperament is nothing like I've read about for the breed: very bossy! Her clucks have become very low, as compared to the rest of our flock. She is our only Light Brahma, however, and perhaps it is just a breed thing?

    She was sexed when delivered through MPC.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The video's cute, but not what we need for sexing. Profile pictures of the bird, including head and legs, are best, plus a close up of the comb if you can get it.
     
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  3. yogashmoga

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    Thank you, Donrae!! I'll get some up asap...oh boy, she's going to HATE this!
     
  4. Mr Gamecock

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    I have a light Brahma Rosster and I will able to tell if this Guy or girl is a guy or girl LOL
     
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    http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af318/yogashmoga4/image-2.jpg

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    I hope these will work! Also, her tail feathers are much less developed than the chicks of other breeds. Happy to get a vid of her low-clucks if that helps. Her legs are just huge! (I was raised in Latin countries...we appreciate a girl with extra meat on her...and while I assume that ideology transfers to the chicken world, we just can't have a too :(.
     
  6. donrae

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    Sorry, but I'm leaning toward male. I'm not positive at this point, brahmas are slow to mature and the boys can "hide" for a while lol. but the slow feathering, the thick legs, and the pea comb looks to be getting three rows---those all say male. Maybe post again around 3 months?
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I just looked at your photos, and I'm also leaning towards "her" being a rooster. "She" isn't very well feathered (males are usually slower to mature than females), the legs are thick, and it has a tall stance. All of these are rooster traits. Still, Light Brahmas are slow to mature, so we can't be certain of the gender yet.
     
  8. yogashmoga

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    Thank you TREMENDOUSLY for your input!! I will post in another month for sure. "She" has been SO different from her flockmates from the get-go. I'll miss my lil' mouthy, gender-confused bird...
     
  9. Mr Gamecock

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    Rooster. My fat boy looks like him,but in the grown up form.
     
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